Bacteria In US Meat
April 17, 2011 by USA Post
Bacteria In US Meat, A new study indicates that nearly half of U.S. beefs and poultry samples contaminated with the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and a quarter of the samples were infected with S. aureus resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. The researchersanlyzed 136 samples of 26-grocery retail in five cities across the country. They said they were going to kill the bacteria, if the meat is cooked properly.
The report notes that the practice of constantly feeding low doses of antibiotics for livestock in factory farms is a breeding ground for bacteria resistant to drugs. U.S. FDA testing of four types of drug-resistant bacteria but not S. aureus.
The cattle industry said the study was too small to make conclusions and noted that the research was funded by the Pew Charitable Trust, an organization of program-driven on the issue of use of the factory farm antibiotics as them.
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