Ike's Restaurant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, has been identified in multiple media accounts as the family restaurant at the center of an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that federal and state health officials have attributed in part to contaminated ground beef from a pair of local suppliers. One of those suppliers, Jouni Meats Inc., is also located in Sterling Heights, which is part of Macomb County north of Detroit. The other shop to recall suspected ground beef products is Gab Halal Foods of Troy, Michigan.
Ike's reportedly served raw beef kibbeh, a Middle Eastern specialty, to seven different people who became infected with Salmonella in December 2012. Six of those customers are from Michigan and one is from Arizona. Tracking other illnesses in the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found 12 others who were sickened by the same, identical strain of Salmonella. The outbreak started in the second week of December and has continued into January. In all, 19 people in 5 states have been confirmed as case patients, including 3 people in Wisconsin.
Ike's Restaurant Salmonella kibbeh outbreak has resulted in seven hospitalizations. The outbreak is consistent with known patterns within the U.S. According to the CDC, Salmonella causes the most outbreak-related hospitalizations of any pathogen in foodborne illness outbreaks (49 percent) and nearly half of the country's outbreaks associated with a known single setting are caused by food consumed at a restaurant or deli.
Pritzker Olsen Attorneys is in touch with victims of the Ike's outbreak. Lawyers for the firm's Bad Bug Law Team are providing free case consultations to any individual or family who may be affected by ground beef from Michigan. Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars for victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks in every corner of the U.S. and it is one of the very few legal groups in the country practicing extensively in the area of foodborne illness litigation. Click here to leave your contact information or call us directly at 1-888-377-8900 (Toll Free). Case reviews are free. Even if your illness was not life threatening, you could still receive substantial compensation from the companies responsible for this outbreak