A ground beef recall has been issued after a salmonella outbreak that effected 16 people in five states.
According to the NY Post, no one has died from the contaminated beef but about half of the people were hospitalized. Most of the salmonella cases were reported in Michigan but there were also cases reported in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Arizona.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Jouni Meats, Inc. and Gab Halal Foods of Troy, Michigan, were “likely sources of this outbreak.”
The Detroit Free Press reports that seven people eating a raw ground beef dish called kibbeh at a restaurant in Michigan were sickened with salmonella. The restaurant said that it requires its ground beef from Jouni Meats and Gab Halal Foods.
Jouni and Gab Halal issued a 500 pound ground beef recall. The products were produced between December 4 and December 10.
The CDC said that people should dispose of the recalled ground beef or return it to the manufacturer. The CDC also advised people not to consume raw ground beef.
The CDC writes:
“Consumers should not eat raw or undercooked ground beef. CDC recommends that consumers do not eat recalled ground beef products and that they dispose of any remaining recalled product in their home or return the product to the place of purchase.”