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FSIS Responds to our 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).

Yesterday Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP) published a Press Release urging FSIS to declare "disease-causing E. coli’s other than O157:H7 as adulterants in beef and begin testing for them." Over at Fanatic Cook, they are doing a series on Shiga Toxin E. coli.

In October we filed with FSIS, "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)."  We are studying FSIS’s response and will respond shortly.  Here is the FSIS’s response (click on image to download):