Sep 11, 2009
by WLJ

Dear Pete,

I read Steve Kay’s article on giving shots for E coli. I don’t understand why the meat industry is not using irradiation on their meat, or at least the hamburger.

Several years ago, maybe 10, we were at Iowa State where they were showcasing irradiation and it looked like a slamdunk for food safety. May be you could have Steve address that issue.

Bob Dickinson Gorham, KS

Editor’s note: Steve Kay’s article, “How to eliminate E coli 0157:H7,” appeared in Western Livestock Journal’s Aug. 3, 2009, issue under Kay’s Korner, page 2.