15 Apr '11, 11pm

Drug-resistant bacteria contaminates 25% of US meat: WASHINGTON - A SAMPLING of grocery store meat in five US ci...

WASHINGTON - A SAMPLING of grocery store meat in five US cities has shown a type of drug-resistant bacteria is contained in about one quarter of beef, chicken, pork and turkey for sale, a study said on Friday. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause skin infections, pneumonia, sepsis or endocarditis in people with weak hearts, was found in 47 per cent of samples, said the study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study drew fire from the meat industry, which pointed to the 'small sample' taken and said its findings were misleading. More than half - 52 per cent - of the infected samples contained a tough strain of S. aureus that was resistant to at least three types of antibiotics. Most of the time, the bacteria would be killed off during cooking, but risks of contamination can come from handling raw meat in the kitchen and touching other utensils, or ...

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