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Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Jouni Meats, Inc. and Gab Halal Foods, 2012-2013

In January 2013 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among 22 patients residing in 6 states, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Illness onset dates ranged from December 9,2012 to February 20, 2013. Ill persons ranged in age from 2 years to 87 years. Among 14 persons with available information, 7 patients reported being hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Collaborative investigative efforts implicated ground beef produced by Jouni Meats, Inc. and Gab Halal Foods as the likely sources of this outbreak. Ill persons reported eating raw ground beef kibbeh, a dish typically made of ground red meat, usually beef, minced onions, and bulghur wheat.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Arizona, Pennsylvania
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, ground
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • JouniMeats Inc., Gab Halal Foods
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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