DEC confirms recalled contaminated meat arrived in Alaska
The Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that Alaska was a recipient of some of the 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patties that were recalled after it was discovered that they were contaminated with Salmonella.
The products were distributed by George's Prepared Foods, a multi-state chicken and pork production company based out of Caryville, Tenn.
The following items were recalled:
-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 US Department of Agriculture says that the problem was discovered when the firm notified the department that the firm’s third-party cold storage facility had inadvertently shipped the ready-to-eat products to commerce.
USDA says that there are no confirmed adverse reactions from consuming these products.
According to USDA, salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours of consumption and lasting for four to seven days. Most people recover from the illness, but anyone who thinks they may have contracted it should contact their healthcare provider.
The USDA notice can be found