Yet Another Day, Yet Another Food Recall
Last week, it was frozen beef from Canada being recalled because of an E. coli problem, this week it's pork sausage and turkey patties.
It's enough to make you (sort of) paranoid. Week after week, we see some food product or products being recalled because of some kind of hazard. We've got E. coli, bits of plastic, pieces of glass, and the old standby salmonella making the rounds, and this week is no different.
Now comes word from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that 6000 pounds of a Walmart brand’s frozen meat have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination.
George’s Prepared Foods, the company that produces Walmart’s Great Value frozen, fully cooked meat, said that the products were meant to be disposed of after a small group of them tested positive for salmonella but were accidentally shipped nationwide.
Looks like someone's about to lose their job over that workplace screw-up.
The following products are subject to recall, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service:
Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties, 24.92-oz
Use-by date: 10/16/19
Lot code: 1091971894
Great Value Fully Cooked Original Breakfast Turkey Patties, 24.92-oz
Use-by date: 10/24/19
Lot code: 1171971897
Family Size Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties, 35.6-oz
Use-by dates: 11/03/19 and 11/05/19
Lot code: 1271972894 and 1291972894
The numbers “EST. M2206T” or “P-2260T” are printed on the recalled products’ packaging.
There haven’t been any illnesses reported yet, but George’s and the USDA urge consumers to throw away or return the recalled products.
Symptoms of salmonella present anywhere from 12 to 72 hours after eating a contaminated product. The most common symptoms include diarrhea, fever and cramps, which typically last up to a week, according to the USDA.