Notice the parallels to software "checking".
Cost: The meat industry immediately opposed the move, saying it is too expensive to do the tests and there isn't enough benefit.
Prevention versus detection: "USDA will spend millions of dollars testing for these strains instead of using those limited resources toward preventive strategies that are far more effective in ensuring food safety,"
Problem Severity: "People get kidney failure, people die, people have long-term complications. The number the bug has isn't really relevant."
Expanding customer expectations: At least one consumer advocacy group said it wants the department to go even further.Do you find that your software testing/checking faces similar pressures as the meat industry?
How do you react to those pressures?
If the E. coli bugs were software bugs, how would you react?