The CDC has reported a total of 43 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis were reported from 5 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain was as follows: Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (28), Pennsylvania (8), and Virginia (4).
Laurie Neff purchased pine nuts between October 10 and October 14, 2011 at the Wegman’s store in Webster, N.Y. The pine nuts were manufactured and distributed by the defendant Sunrise Commodities. She consumed the pine nuts in pesto within a week of purchase. Laurie fell ill with gastrointestinal symptoms on October 21, 2011. Laurie Neff’s symptoms continued and intensified for several days. Laurie Neff’s acute gastrointestinal symptoms lasted in excess of 10 days. Her child fell ill with gastrointestinal symptoms on November 7, 2011. Her symptoms worsened, and she was unable to attend school. She was treated in the emergency room for her illness on November 10, 2011. She received medical treatment again the following day, November 11, at which time a stool culture was taken that later tested positive for Salmonella. See Complaint.