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USDA/FSIS – I am not going away – Time to respond

Several weeks ago I served on the USDA/FSIS Petition Number 09-03: Petition for an Interpretive Rule Declaring all enterohemorrhagic Shiga Toxin-producing Serotypes of Escherichia coli (E. coli), including Non-O157 Serotypes, to be Adulterants Within the Meaning of 21 U.S.C. § 601(m)(1).  To date, there has only been a response that the Petition was received.  USDA/FSIS, it is time to act.

  • Dr Raymond

    The career folks will be feeling no pressure to respond, in fact a response would bring pressure. You really need to request action from the Undsersecretary for Food Safety, since s/he is the only political appointee with Senate Confirmation that might feel compelled to act to further promote food safety.