FSIS Announces Costs and Benefits of STEC Testing

USDA’S Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week in the Federal Register its analysis of the estimated costs and benefits associated with the implementation of its non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) testing of beef manufacturing trimmings, and costs and benefits associated with the potential expansion of its non-O157 STEC testing to include ground beef and ground beef components.  Public comments will be received until January 20, 2015.  The notice is titled “Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Certain Raw Beef Product” and is Docket-FSIS-2010-0023.  To view the notice, go to the link below:

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/11/19/2014-27418/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-in-certain-raw-beef-products