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Tomato Salmonella

Hollidaysburg, PA: (Nov-27-07) Max Christian Anslinger, an Altoona resident, brought charges against Sheetz Convenience Stores, alleging that it sold salmonella tainted tomatoes. Anslinger was one of more than 400 people sickened by tomatoes sold on sandwiches and other foods at Sheetz stores in Pennsylvania and eight other states in 2004. Sources close to the case stated that the case was pivotal because it was the vehicle for the complicated legal process used to determine where the tomatoes originated. As part of a settlement reached, sources stated that the company reached an out-of-court agreement with Anslinger. Terms of the deal were kept confidential. The plaintiff's legal counsel praised Sheetz for stepping forward quickly to take care of sick customers. Records state that only 10 customer claims remain; eight in Pennsylvania and two in Maryland. [WE ARE CENTRAL: TOMATO SALMONELLA]


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Published on Nov-28-07


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