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Third Lawsuit Filed Over Tainted Pine Nuts

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Melissa Catalino has filed a lawsuit against American Pistachio Commodity Corp., dba Sunrise Commodities after Catalino and her 6-year-old daughter were sickened last month after eating pesto made with salmonella tainted pine nuts.

According to the lawsuit, the tainted pine nuts were purchased from Wegmans Food Markets around October 17. Catalino became sick on Oct. 19, and her daughter became sick on Oct. 21, and had to be admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment. Both are still recovering from their illnesses. Wegmans recalled the pine nuts on October 26.

The Democrat and Chronicle reported that on November 4, the FDA announced that Badia Spices of Miami recalled 3,800 pounds of bulk Turkish pine nuts from Sunrise Commodities, and that the Centers for Disease Control stated that at least 42 salmonella illnesses in the US were linked to the tainted pine nuts.

Sean McGuirk and Kimberly Waterbury filed lawsuits against American Pistachio Commodity Corporation early this month after becoming ill from the pine nuts.

Legal experts believe the number of lawsuits against the pine nut distributer will continue to grow. disclaimer: This article: Third Lawsuit Filed Over Tainted Pine Nuts was posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 7:54 pm at and is filed under Food Poisoning Lawsuits.

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