Ground beef recall: Salmonella sickens 16

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Federal health officials confirms at least 16 people in five states got Salmonella food poisoning linked to a Michigan store.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday Jouni Meats, Inc., a Sterling Heights, Mich. retail store, is recalling approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium.

Eight people have been hospitalized so far but no one has died.

FDA on ground beef recall

The majority of the illness has been reported in Michigan but cases have also been reported in Arizaona, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

According to WGHP, 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. The products were sold without a label.