United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ISSUES GUIDANCE DOCUMENT TO REDUCE E. COLI SHEDDING   Source:  National Meat Association/Lean Trimmings – May 17, 2010 FSIS issued a “Guidance Document: for Pre-Harvest Management Controls and Intervention Options for Reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Shedding in Cattle, May 2010” on May 10th. This document provides beef slaughter establishments with an informational resource on pre-harvest controls for reducing E. coli O157:H7 and also describes pre-harvest interventions and management practices in various stages of research, and includes a link to references regarding these practices. The OFW memo regarding this document can be viewed in the members’ only section of our website at This document can be viewed at: