Buffalo, NY - A Niagara County family is suing a salad packaging company after an E-Coli outbreak.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Erica Duerr of North Tonawanda and Beth Duerr of Sanborn in federal court Tuesday.
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The complaint says Beth Duerr, 60, purchased Wegmans Spinach and Salad Mix at the Niagara Falls Boulevard location and served it to her family in early October. A few days after the meal, Erica Duerr, 32, started to experience gastrointestinal problems. She had recently given birth, and was not able to nurse or care for her newborn. Her mother-in-law Beth helped take care of both of them until she started experiencing symptoms herself. Both woman tested positive for E. Coli bacteria.
They are suing State Garden, Inc. The Massachusetts company sold the product in question to Wegmans. Wegmans recalled the Organic Spinach and Spring Mix because of fear of E. Coli contamination in early November. Wegmans is not named in the lawsuit.
There are 28 confirmed E-Coli case in five states related to this outbreak.
State Garden faces similar lawsuits in the Rochester area.