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What will the USDA do about non-E. coli O157:H7 Shiga Toxin E. coli?

Several weeks ago I filed with the USDA a Petition for an Interpretive Rule Declaring all enterohemorrhagic Shiga Toxin-producing Serotypes of Escherichia coli, Including Non-O157 Serotypes, to be Adulterants Within the Meaning of 21 U.S.C. § 601(m)(1). The Petition can be found here.

I just received notice that the USDA received it.

Now, let’s see what happens next.

  • Kudos for taking this initiative. FSIS action on the subject of non-O157 shiga toxin-producing E. coli (E. coli var. shigelloides?) is long overdue.