State health officials have announced a recall of egg salad made by Ballard’s Farm Sausage Incorporated because of possible contamination.

The salad was sold in 12-ounce containers as Ballard’s Farm Egg Salad at Wal-Mart and other food retailers across North Carolina. The recall includes salads marked with a use-by date of November Seventh.

The recall was issued after a sample in Wake County tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious or fatal infections in young children or elderly people.

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