Senate Bill Would Regulate 6 More E. Coli Strains

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand the strains of deadly E. coli bacteria it regulates to include six lesser-known, toxic varieties that have been linked to foodborne illnesses and as many as 30 deaths in the U.S. each year.

Gillibrand introduced S. 3435 in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. If passed, it would revise the definition of “adulterated” in the Federal Meat Inspection Act to include contamination with E. coli, require meat companies to test for and discard batches...
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