William Neuman’s article “In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored,” went live a few moments ago. It will be interesting to see if this prompts a serious reassessment by our government of the real risks of non-O157:H7’s. Although Mr. Neuman’s article will be read by a few more millions of people than our petition to the USDA to deem the “big six” as adulterants, I think the petition is a good read – "Petition with the USDA/FSIS for an interpretive rule declaring all enterohemorrhagic Shiga toxin-producing serotypes of Escherichia coli (E. coli), including non-O157 serotypes, to be adulterants." However, if you want a bit of a quicker overview for why these bugs should be adulterants, please see, "It is well past time for the USDA to declare that all shiga-toxin producing strains of E. coli are adulterants and ban them from our food supply."
Let the discussion begin. For goodness sake, I spent $500,000 on the tests.