Re:Gwaltney's sausage and bacon Yuk!
Gwaltney was bought by Smithfield Packing, now Smithfield Foods. Smithfield also bought a lot of other packers, such as Esskay, Mash's, Valleydale, Lundy's, Lykes, Patrick Cudahy, etc. Some of the old packing plants, such as the hot dog plant in Portsmouth, VA turn out products under the Gwaltney, Esskay, and numerous supermarket brands.
I have not been able to figure which of their brands are the good stuff and which are commodity grade.