By Colin Kellaher
A Tennessee food company is recalling more than three tons of sausages sold at Walmart Inc. (WMT) stores due to possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
The recall by George's Prepared Foods of Caryville, Tenn., covers 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage and turkey sausage products that were produced in April and May and shipped to retail locations nationwide and sold under Walmart's "Great Value" brand.
The USDA, which said the company's third-party cold storage facility inadvertently shipped the products to commerce, said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.
Infection from salmonella bacteria, the most common form of food poisoning in the U.S., causes diarrhea, fever and cramps. Most people recover in a week or less without treatment.
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