Disturbing superbugs prevalent
The Kansas City Star
Meat consumers should be alarmed.
More than half of the samples of ground beef, ground turkey and pork chops picked up from supermarkets for testing in 2011 by the federal government contained salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter or some other antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the report “Superbugs invade American Supermarkets.”
The Environmental Work Group issued the report. The information for the testing was collected by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials said they thought the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production is responsible for the development of resistant bacteria.
The report was partly underwritten by Applegate, which sells antibiotic-free meats. Hmmm.