SAN DIEGO, CA — Attention Walmart shoppers: More than 6,400 pounds of meat have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination.
Stores in San Diego County are part of a nationwide recall of some 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patties and turkey sausage patties from George’s Prepared Foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.
The government safety organization is urging customers who bought the now-recalled items not to eat them.
George’s Prepared Foods, which produces fully cooked meat under Walmart’s Great Value brand, found a small number of items tested positive for salmonella in its facility.
The company’s plan to dispose of the contaminated items was foiled after a third-party cold storage facility inadvertently shipped the ready-to-eat products nationwide.