JBS plant closed for sanitation after E. coli found

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – JBS suspended production at its Grand Island, Neb. facility after a batch of beef trimmings tested positive for E. coli bacteria, according to media reports.

Production was expected to resume April 27. The pathogen was discovered two days earlier. A spokesman for JBS SA, said the E. coli was found during a routine test of beef trimmings. No beef is being recalled because none of the meat from the affected batch was shipped from the facility as part of its test-and-hold program.

The JBS spokeman said the plant was sanitized after the discovery, and the meat was retreated or cooked within a half-day of the positive test.

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