Firm Recalls Egg Salad in 17 States Over Possible Contamination

By Janelle Bass/AP  | 

A West Virginia company is recalling its egg salad in 17 states, including Kentucky, because of possible contamination.

Ballard's Farm Sausage said tests showed mixed results for a bacterium that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children or elderly people. It also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Ballard's President David Ballard said the company has temporarily suspended producing egg salad while it investigates the contamination. Consumers can return the 12 ounce containers of egg salad for a refund.

The company did not say where the containers were sold.

The states involved in the recall are Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.