Consumers are asked to be alert regarding the recall of 6,500 pounds of Great Value brand fully-cooked pork sausage and turkey sausage patties that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The Rhode Island Department of Health announced the recall Monday. The products, under the Great Value brand, are sold exclusively at Walmart locations in the region. Those who have the products in question are urged not to eat them, and either discard them or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumption of ready-to-eat food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some people, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider.

The ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on April 19, April 27, May 7, and May 9. The following products are subject to recall:

24.92-oz. packages containing “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties” with 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 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 use by date of 11/03/19 and lot code 1271972894 or use by date 11/05/19 and lot code 1291972894. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M2206T or P-2260T” printed on the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. 

Questions about this recall can be directed to George’s Prepared Foods’ Customer Care Line at (800) 471-9665.

— Jason Vallee

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