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The 'Holy Six' Strains of E. Coli That Many Experts Fear

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  • The 'Holy Six' Strains of E. Coli That Many Experts Fear

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 28) -- Many food safety experts have long called for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to control six other strains of E. coli besides the banned E. coli 0157 strain found in food.

    "Not all of these Shiga toxin-producing E. coli are created equal. Some of those six are just as dangerous as E. coli 0157," said Dr. David Acheson, former assistant commissioner for food protection at the Food and Drug Administration and the nation's first "food safety czar."

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