Wayne, W. VA. (AP) - Ballard's Farm Sausage Company said it is recalling its egg salad in 17 states because of possible contamination.
The company said tests showed mixed results for Listeria Monocytogenes. The bacterium can cause serious or fatal infections in young children or elderly people. It can also 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, and West Virginia.
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