The USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service is hosting a public meeting on April 9, 2008 titled: E. coli O157:H7 – Addressing the Challenges, Moving Forward With Solutions.

FSIS will sponsor the public meeting focused on E. coli O157:H7.  "The purpose of the meeting is to have a discussion with stakeholders on recent spikes in recalls/illnesses related to E. coli O157:H7, provide updates on FSIS initiatives and build a foundation for establishing solutions to address the challenges this pathogen causes," the agency statement said.