Wisconsin State Ground Beef Salmonella

Salmonella food poisoning illnesses in Wisconsin are scattered from Oneida County in the northeast to Waukesha and Fond du Lac counties in the southeast part of the state. Of the three Wisconsin outbreak case patients identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one was hospitalized and one is a child. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) is working with the CDC and other public health agencies to further determine causation.

So far, the CDC has said that 19 people in five states have fallen ill from the same, identical strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. The agency said an epidemiological investigation indicates that ground beef produced by Jouni Meats, Inc., of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Gab Halal Foods of Troy, Michigan, are likely sources of this outbreak. Seven of the 19 case patients ate at Ike's Restaurant in Sterling Heights, where they ordered a Middle Eastern specialty dish, raw kibbeh. 

Jouni and Gab Halal were suppliers to the restaurant and both meat cutters announced Salmonella ground beef recalls, 1,050 pounds in all. The meat was made in the first two weeks of December and health officials fear more people could get sick if they are storing the products in their home freezers. The last reported illness started on January 7, about a month after the outbreak started. A total of seven people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. A total of 16 people in five states have been sickened by the outbreak, announced Friday, January 25 by the CDC. The cases by state are as follows: Arizona (1), Illinois (2), Iowa (1), Michigan (9), and Wisconsin (3). 

If you or a loved one has been sickened in this outbreak, contact Salmonella lawyer Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team. Fred speaks at national and international conferences on food poisoning litigation and his law firm is one of the very few in the nation practicing extensively in the area of foodborne illness lawsuits and claims. To receive a free consultation, leave your contact information or call Fred directly at 1-888-377-8900 (Toll Free). He is in contact with other victims of this outbreak.

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