The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that at least 16 people have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning in five states on Jan. 28. The poisoning is being linked to ground beef. Half of the people have been hospitalized but there have been no deaths. Most of those sickened have been in Michigan, but there were a few cases strewn across Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona and Iowa.
Last month at a suburban Detroit restaurant that wasn't acknowledged, seven people ate kibbeh (kib-BEH') which is a raw ground beef dish. Heath officials are stating that people should never eat uncooked meat.
The salmonella cases have been linked to last week's recall of more than 1,000 pounds of ground beef from two Michigan companies, Sterling Heights-based Jouni Meats and Troy-based Gab Halal Foods.
The USDA states:
“These products were produced between Dec. 4, 2012, and Dec. 9, 2012, and distributed to a restaurant in Macomb County, Mich., and sold directly to consumers at Jouni Meats, Inc. These products were sold without a label.”
The CDC has stated that people should either return the recalled ground beef to the manufacturer or dispose of it.
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