Ground Beef Recall: Salmonella Poisons 16 People In 5 States

By iScience Times Staff Reporter on January 29, 2013 1:10 AM EST

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Lots of people are getting food poisoning. Sixteen people in five states have reportedly been poisoned by salmonella infected ground beef. (Photo: flickr.com / twicepix)

If you're considering eating beef anytime soon, you might want to hold off. There's a slew of federal health officials that say at least 16 people in fives states have been poisoned by salmonella. The food poisoning was linked to ground beef in all 16 instances.

"No one has died, but half were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin," reports the Associated Press. Reports indicate that no one has died but half of those poisoned were hospitalized.

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"Seven people ate a raw ground beef dish called kibbeh (kib-BEH') last month at a suburban Detroit restaurant that wasn't identified. Health officials say consumers should not eat uncooked meat," reports USA Today.

The cases of food poisoning caused by ground beef have been linked to last week's recall of more than 1,000 pounds of ground beef from two separate Michigan businesses. Both Gab Halal Foods and Jouni Meats disposed of hundreds of pounds of meat.

"Experts always advise people not to eat raw or undercooked meat to lessen the risks of food-bourne illnesses. Not following that advice has led to a Salmonella outbreak, which is linked with a recent beef recall," reports Fox News Radio.

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