CHICAGO — A Chicago-based company has recalled an “undetermined amount of beef products” distributed in 11 states, including Illinois, due to an E. coli scare, federal officials announced Saturday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said no illnesses were reported Saturday with the voluntary recall from JSM Meat Holdings Co.

The meat being recalled is used in ground products. They include 30 pound, 60 pound and 47-gallon barrels of “MORREALE MEAT” beef products. The products have the number “EST. 6872” inside the USDA mark of inspection, federal officials said.

The products have 15 different labels including, “Boneless Chucks,” “Boneless Clods,” “Flat Rounds,” “Gooseneck Rounds” and “Knuckle.”

The problem was discovered by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

A message left for a JSM Meat company spokesman after business hours Saturday wasn’t immediately returned.

The other states affected were Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

E. coli, a potentially deadly bacteria, can cause diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure.

Recommended for you