Half of U.S. Meat Tainted with Staph

According to a new study, almost half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores contains a type of bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) that is potentially harmful to humans.

From CNN:

Researchers tested 136 packages of chicken, turkey, pork, and ground beef purchased at 26 grocery stores in five cities around the country, and found that 47 percent contained Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common cause of infection in people.

What’s more, roughly half of the contaminated samples contained strains of the bacteria that were resistant to at least three antibiotics, such as penicillin and tetracycline. Some strains were resistant to a half dozen or more.

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2 Comments on “Half of U.S. Meat Tainted with Staph”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    This doesn’t surprise me in the least, and it’s not going to get better anytime soon, as long as the horrific and unhealthy “Conditions” under which the Animals and Poultry we eat live by way of this Country’s “Factory Farming” and the unbelievable and un-Sanitary methods used in Slaughter Houses are permitted to continue to exist. I don’t want to sound like I’m Tooting my own Horn, but I truly know a great deal about this Subject Matter, and— rather than risking getting into details which would perhaps even more upset, appall, and anger the Reader— all I will say is, if you can be Brave enough to do some Research on the Meat Processing Industry in this Country, from its beginning-to-end process, and then are as much concerned and in-Protest as I am of what goes on with the Animals and how Human Health is being dangerously-affected… DO IT… and then lend your Signature to the Petition Sites, as I do, which are puting pressure on the FDA and our Government to change/improve/or put an end to the current Methods that ARE— not “potentially”— causing Harmful Outbreaks of Sickness,
    “unidentified Cancers”, and other Diseases to Consumers. Trust me— Such information as in the above Text is what those “in the Know” expected, and this is just the start of, and nothing compared to, the likes of what we will be hearing as time goes on, if the overall Industry isn’t severely Cracked-down upon. It’s a very serious issue, and if something isn’t done, I honestly can’t fathom the impact of the wide-spread resulting-Epiemic in this Country in the not-so-distant future.

  2. zelda Says:

    Oh joy..yet another thing to worry about……………

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