Last year, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was petitioned to declare six additional disease-causing and potentially life-threatening strains of E. coli, those referred to as non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STECs) or more succinctly, “the big six,”  as adulterants. Specifically, those six strains include E. coli O26, O11, O103, O121

By now readers of this site are well versed in Marler Clark’s ongoing efforts to have non-O157 shiga toxin-producing strains of E. coli (STECs) declared “adulterants” by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These currently unregulated strains are highly dangerous to humans—severely sickening tens of thousands of people per year and killing many others. Just