Fayetteville – The JBGB voluntarily closed today after claims of sickness by customers at the Fayetteville venue/restaurant. Arkansas Department of Health officials reported that the norovirus was to blame for the over 200 illnesses reported.
JBGB vice president Matt Hamm issued the following statement:
“The Department of Health notified JBGB this afternoon that all of our customers’ illnesses were caused by a norovirus or “stomach bug” that was introduced to the restaurant by an individual and not through any improper handling or preparation of the food that we served our customers. The Department has determined that JBGB did not commit any health or food safety violation in connection with the norovirus symptoms experienced by our customers. We continue, however, to take the appropriate remedial measure of disinfecting the entire restaurant to ensure total elimination of any norovirus agents that may still be present on site. JBGB will be open tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. and has informed the Health Department of our re-opening as well as our remedial efforts taken today. We are pleased to get this matter behind us and look forward to seeing everyone soon! For further questions or comments please contact Matt Hamm at 501.499.4073/ email@example.com”
Ray Niblock, an attorney at Niblock Law Firm in Fayetteville, recently announced plans to file a class action lawsuit against JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery