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Some ready-to-eat pork and turkey products sold under Walmart’s Great Value brand are being pulled off shelves due to possible salmonella contamination.

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George’s Prepared Foods, a Tennessee-based company, is recalling more than 6,000 pounds of a ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products.

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The products were recalled after the firm notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that its third-party cold storage facility had inadvertently shipped the foods to stores nationwide.

Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

The products subject to the recall were produced in April and May of this year. They include:

  • 24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with a use-by date of 10/16/19 and lot code 1091971894.
  • 24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties” with a use-by date of 10/24/19 and lot code 1171971897.
  • 35.6-oz. packages containing “Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with a use-by date of 11/03/19 and lot code 1271972894 or use by date 11/05/19 and lot code 1291972894.

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In addition, the recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. M2206T or P-2260T,” which is printed on the package.

The agency is urging customers to throw the meat away or return it to the store.

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To date, there have been no reports of anyone getting sick from eating the products.

However, eating ready-to-eat food that is contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses, according to the agency.

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