Pork and turkey products recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination
The George’s Prepared Food ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on 19 April 2019, 27 April 2019, 7 May 2019 and 9 May 2019.
George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tennessee establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products due to possible contamination with Salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.
The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that the firm’s third-party cold storage facility had inadvertently shipped the ready-to-eat products to commerce.
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 diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and fever. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhoea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalised. Older adults, infants and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.
Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products to date.
The ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on 19 April 2019, 27 April 2019, 7 May 2019 and 9 May 2019.
The products subject to the recall bear establishment number ‘EST. M2206T or P-2260T’ printed on the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers and distributors can contact George’s Prepared Food, or refer to the USDA website for more information about product codes, dates and recall advice.