Salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef
Federal health officials are reporting a salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef.
The Centers For Disease Control and prevention says 16 people got sick from salmonella in ground beef in five states. Half of the people were hospitalized, but there are no reports of deaths.
The CDC named two companies as the likely sources of the contaminated meat. Those companies recalled more than a thousand pounds of ground beef last week.
The CDC recommends people do not eat raw or undercooked ground beef.