J.B. Meats E. coli OutbreakJ.B. Meats recalled over 70,000 pounds of ground beef that had been distributed to restaurants in the Cincinnati, Ohio for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination on August 18, 2011 after public health officials determined that ground beef produced by J.B. Meats on July 15, 2011 was the likely source of two E. coli illnesses in the Cincinnati area.
According to a press release, J.B. Meats recalled 5 and 10 pound clear packages of ground beef and ground beef patties that were processed between August 18, 2010 and August 18, 2011. Each clear plastic bag and label bear the establishment number “EST. 1188” within the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s mark of inspection.
The E. coli-contaminated ground beef was distributed to restaurants in the Cincinnati area that were not identified.