Ike's Restaurant, Jouni Meat, and Gab Halal Foods Salmonella Outbreak LawsuitOn February 11, 2013, Marler Clark filed the first Salmonella lawsuit associated with an outbreak traced to ground beef produced by Jouni Meat and Gab Halal Foods of Macomb County, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 2 sisters who ate raw kibbeh purchased from Ike's Restaurant and became ill with Salmonella infections. The sisters were only 2 of 22 people from Michigan, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin who became ill with Salmonella infections after eating the ground beef.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jouni Meats of Sterling Heights, MI recalled approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products for potential Salmonella contamination on January 24, 2013. The meat products were distributed to a restaurant in Macomb County and sold directly to consumers at the Jouni Meats location.
Gab Halal Foods of Troy, MI recalled approximately 550 pounds of ground beef for potential Salmonella contamination for potential Salmonella contamination on January 25, 2013. The ground beef was sold to a Macomb County restaurant as well as directly to consumers. It was wrapped in bags of various size and wrapped in clear plastic.
Ike's Restaurant was one of the recipients of the Salmonella-contaminated meat.