Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Grocery Meat

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Grocery Meat

POSTED: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 6:10am

UPDATED: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 8:12am

If you think grocery store meat is always safe, think again. Researchers have found high levels of bacteria in meat that's usually found on grocery store shelves; they also said that more than half of that bacteria is resistant to many different types of antibiotics.

The chief researcher for the study said consumers should take precautions when they eat grocery store meat, when they cook it.

The study was conducted by the Arizona-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGRI); they examined over 130 meat samples from 26 grocery stores in Illinois, Florida, California, Arizona and Washington, D.C.

Meantime, the Food and Drug Administration said the agency will work with the U.S. Agriculture Department, and look into the findings.

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