A few weeks ago, I blogged about E. coli O157 being
present on primals, and that that meat was not considered adulterated,
and that that was wrong, and what that meant for food safety and the
In that blog, I asked the industry to step up to
the plate and come up with real, effective solutions to this predicament.
Based on the responses, I hit a nerve or two. Last year, at an E coli
prevention conference in Chicago, I also called for industry to step up
to the plate and offer real, effective solutions to this predicament.
An upcoming “Prevention of E.
coli O157-H7” Conference in Chicago, August 18-19, is a real
opportunity for the meat industry to prove that it can and will step up
to the plate, with actions, not just words and more meetings. If you’re a
beef further processor you really ought to take advantage of this
you’ll learn from top-flight industry and government authorities,
Dr. Dan Engeljohn, Deputy Assistant Administrator
of the FSIS Office of Policy & Program Development.
· Dr. Ken Petersen, Assistant Administrator of the FSIS Office of Field
Dr. Jim Marsden of Kansas State
University and recognized E. coli prevention authority.
Dr. Barbara J. Masters of Olsson Frank Weeda law firm and former FSIS
you’ll learn how your business will be affected by FSIS actions in
response to this summer’s high-profile E. coli recalls. And you will hear more about the White
House Food Safety Working Group’s latest report that calls for increased
sampling to find E coli, focusing on components going into making ground
beef. Not to mention more information about FSIS’ recent decision to start
testing bench trim at further processors. http://tinyurl.com/nbkxov
need something better than increased sampling to reduce this burden on
the public’s health. We need your ideas.
meat industry associations have partnered on this event, an unprecedented
number. And for the first time ever, FSIS is collaborating through its
Office of Outreach, Employee Education, and Training, or OOEET. (The Feds
you be there collaborating?