Drug-Resistant Bacteria Abound In US Meat: Study

Law360, New York (April 15, 2011, 1:36 PM ET) -- Federal inspectors need to do more to ensure the safety of the country's food supply, according to a new study released by a health institute on Friday that found high levels of drug-resistant bacteria in U.S. meat products.

The study, by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, found that 47 percent of 136 meat and poultry samples contained Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria linked to serious illnesses. More than half of those bacteria were resistant to at least three types of antibiotics, the study said.

“This study shows...
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