The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department has found cartons of eggs recalled for possible salmonella contamination being sold in a local Walmart.
Department spokeswoman Kristy Bolen told The Independent the eggs were found on Friday after a complaint was filed. They have now been removed from store shelves.
The Ashland eggs may be the first recalled eggs found in the state. Bolen said health department officials had been told by the Food and Drug Administration that there were no recalled eggs in Kentucky. She said officials were surprised to find them on shelves at one Walmart and in the warehouse of a second.
Bolen said the eggs were likely on the shelves because of confusion over whether jumbo eggs were part of the recall.
A press release on Walmart's website said the recall affected nearly 630 of its stores in 20 states, including Kentucky.