Before the summer started, at least two companies had recalled ground beef products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination in 2011. One was a 3,170 pound ground beef product recall by American Food Services, from Pico Rivera, California, and another was Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, which recalled approximately 14,158 pounds of ground beef products back in March. Then:
- In the end of May, Food Depot #24, a Georgia retailer recalled approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products
- Also in the end of May, Irish Hills Meat Company recalled approximately 900 pounds of ground beef products
- On July 27, Tri State Beef, from Cincinnati, Ohio, establishment, recalled approximately 228,596 pounds of beef products
- Last night, (Friday, August 11), National Beef Packing Co. LLC, a Dodge City, Kan., establishment, recalled approximately 60,424 pounds of ground beef products
And of course, Mcnees Meat and Wholesale LLC has caused an outbreak in Michigan that has sickened at least 9 Michigan residents with E. coli O157:NM. The Mcnees Meat outbreak prompted a recall totaling around 2,500 pounds.
Total for the year 2011: 310,248 pounds of ground beef products (note: ground products only; trim, and other cuts not included in this summary).