Pine Nuts Sold at Wegmans Source of Salmonella Outbreak


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report stating that at least 42 people in 5 states had become infected during a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak that was linked to contaminated Turkish pine nuts sold in bulk bins at Wegmans grocery stores.

Pine nut salmonella outbreak cases

According to the CDC, outbreak victims from Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (27), Pennsylvania (8), and Virginia (4) became ill with Salmonella infections after eating the pine nuts in late August. Two patients were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Salmonella pine nuts recall & lawsuits

The Wegmans Food Markets chain recalled 5,000 pounds of pine nuts that were sold in most of its stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia between July 1 and Oct. 18, 2011 for potential Salmonella contamination. Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, NJ imported the pine nuts from Turkey, according to Wegmans.

Pine nuts tested positive for Salmonella

Various state labs detected the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis from samples, including pine nuts from Wegmans bulk bins and from consumer's homes. Lab testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected the outbreak strain in samples at a warehouse used by the distributor, Sunrise Commodities.

Salmonella Lawsuits

Marler Clark is representing numerous Salmonella victims and has filed four separate lawsuits in New York against the importer and distributor of the contaminated pine nuts.

Contact the Marler Clark Salmonella Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming contaminated pine nuts and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

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