The maker of Walmart's Great Value brand frozen, ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patties are encouraging customers to check the packaging before eating them as they may be under a new recall.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Caryville, Tennessee based George's Prepared Foods has issued a voluntary recall of 6,444 pounds of the products due to a possible salmonella contamination after their "third-party cold storage facility had inadvertently shipped the ready-to-eat products to commerce." It's unclear whether or not George's Prepared Foods knew there was a chance the products were contaminated before being sent to the facility.

The following products are part of the recall and were made on April 19th, 2019, April 27th, 2019, May 7th, 2019 and May 9th, 2019, and feature establishment number “EST. M2206T or P-2260T."

  • 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.

Considering Caryville, Tennessee's relatively close proximity to the Tri-State, It's just under five hours away, approximately an hour north of Knoxville, it's entirely possible some of these products made their way into Walmart freezers here in the area.

If you find that you have one of the products listed above in your freezer (see the labels here), obviously don't eat it, or any more of it if you already have. Instead, throw it out, or return it to the Walmart location where you purchased it for an exchange or refund.

[Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service]