More than 6,000 pounds of frozen meat products sold under Walmart's Great Value brand have been recalled over fears that they have been contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on Friday, October 18, after it was voluntarily initiated by George's Prepared Foods. The company makes some frozen, pre-cooked meat products for Walmart's Great Value label. (Walmart did not immediately respond to Delish's request for comment on the recall). The items in question include Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties and Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties.
In George's press release about the recall, the company said that a "small quantity of products tested positive for Salmonella" and that the items had been "sequestered for disposal at a third-party cold storage facility but were inadvertently shipped from the storage facility into commerce."
Although there have been no confirmed reports of illness as a result of the contaminated product, the FSIS reported that the health risk is high and that this was classified as a Class I recall, meaning "this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
You can check the affected lot codes and sell-by dates in the FSIS release. If you have any of the products affected, both the FSIS and George's urge you to either throw it away or return it to your place of purchase in order to get a full refund.
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