A Salmonella lawsuit was filed today on behalf of a Webster, New York woman and her child against New Jersey-based pine nut importer Sunrise Commodities. This is the fourth lawsuit the law firms have filed against the company.
According to a complaint (#11CV6618) filed in U.S. District Court in Rochester, Laurie Neff fell ill on October 21, 2011, days after consuming Turkish pine nuts purchased from a Wegmans Food Mart in Webster, New York. For ten days Miss Neff sustained gastrointestinal symptoms and on November 7 her child also began experiencing similar symptoms that worsened until the child was taken to the emergency room on November 10. Lab testing later showed that the child tested positive for Salmonella. The lawsuit alleges the Salmonella infection and related injuries suffered by the child were results of either consumption of pine nuts or her exposure to Miss Neff after she became infected with Salmonella after eating contaminated pine nuts.