Two retail stores in Macomb County are recalling ground beef that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella that has sickened nine people in Southeast Michigan and another eight infections nationally.

On Friday, Gab Halal Foods in Troy recalled about 550 pounds of ground beef products and on Thursday, Jouni Meats Inc. in Sterling Heights recalled about 500 pounds of meat as a precaution for Salmonella Typhimurium contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Six of the Michigan cases resulted in hospitalization. Those infected with the bacteria range in age from 2 to 87 years, including five females and four males.

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