A Ligonier Township woman has filed the first Westmoreland County lawsuit in connection with salmonella poisonings last summer at area Sheetz stores, reports the Tribune-Review.

Amanda G. Moore, of Oakview Drive, contended in court documents filed last week that she contracted food poisoning from a chicken salad sandwich she purchased July 8 at the Sheetz store along Route 30 in Irwin.

Moore said she became sick a day after eating the sandwich and required hospitalization. It took about a week for her symptoms to subside, according to the 12-count complaint.

There were more than 400 confirmed cases of salmonella poisonings attributed to food purchased at Sheetz stores in nine states last summer. Investigators determined that Roma tomatoes likely were the cause of the illnesses.

In her lawsuit, Moore claimed that Sheetz, along with defendants Coronet Foods, of West Virginia; Consumer Produce Co. Inc., of Pittsburgh; and Procacci Brothers Sales Corp., of Philadelphia; were negligent and liable for her illness. She is seeking an unspecified amount in damages from each of the defendants.