Walmart Recalls More Than 6,400 Pounds of Meat


If you’ve shopped at Walmart recently, you may want to check your freezer. The retail giant has recalled more than 6,400 pounds of frozen meat for possible salmonella contamination, including ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patties. The products were manufactured in Tennessee by George’s Prepared Foods, then shipped across the nation and sold under Walmart’s “Great Value” brand name. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, there have been no reports of consumer illness. However, the recall was issued after George’s Prepared Foods found items in its facility that tested positive for salmonella. The company planned to dispose of the contaminated items, but a third-party-cold storage facility mistakenly distributed the products. 

The recalled products include:

  • 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.

Walmart grocery stores make up more than half of its retail sales, an amount that’s risen significantly over the past 10 years. They may have low prices, but at what real cost?

If you’ve seen Robert Greenwald’s excellent documentary, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices, you’re aware of the many social and financial problems created every time a Wal-Mart store opens in your area. For example, Penn State University researchers estimate some 20,000 American families have dropped below the poverty level due to the astounding growth of Wal-Mart between 1987 and 1998. And in counties where Wal-Mart stores are located, more than 15% of families depend on food stamps, compared to the national norm of 8%.

If the small farmers in your area get enough support from you and your neighbors, they won’t need to worry about figuring out how to change their farming model to compete with, or appease, Walmart. If every American decided to not purchase food that comes from Walmart or CAFOs, the entire system would collapse overnight. Sourcing your foods from a local farmer is one of your best bets to ensure you’re getting food that is wholesome and grown in a sustainable fashion.

2 thoughts on “Walmart Recalls More Than 6,400 Pounds of Meat

  1. I never buy meat at Wal-Mart…..

    I just look at it and get a funny feeling pushing my cart that somethings fked up here…..

    It’s like an e-coli harvest festival waiting to happen in your bowels.

    Yeah….. could get messy.

    And here’s another meat tip…… no pun.

    Never eat at a Chi knees restaurant that’s right next door to the animal shelter.

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