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Resistant Bacteria In U.S. Meats

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Meat found on U.S. grocery store shelves often contains high levels of bacteria, with more than half resistant to multiple types of antibiotics, a study said. The meat is still safe to eat but consumers should take precautions especially in handling and cooking, the chief researcher for the study said. The Translational Genomics Research Institute checked 136 meat samples from 26 grocery stores in five states. It study found that in 96 per cent of the meats with staph bacteria, they were resistant to at least one type of antibiotic, and 52 per cent were resistant to three or more types. – Reuters

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