Is it because Wegmans has more stores there?

Late last week the CDC reported that it and public health and agriculture officials in New York and other states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Turkish pine nuts purchased from bulk bins at Wegmans grocery stores.

Screen Shot 2011-11-01 at 12.18.05 PM.pngThus far a total of 42 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 6 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Arizona (1), Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (26), Pennsylvania (8), and Virginia (4).

Among 42 persons for whom information is available, illnesses began on or after August 20, 2011. Ill persons range in age from <1 to 94 years, and the median age is 43 years old. Fifty-seven percent of patients are female. Two patients were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Wegmans has stores in the folloing states:

MA (1)

MD (4)

NJ (7)

NY (47)

PA (14)

VA (6)