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Posted on: March 7, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on Meat

March 3, Wired – (National) High levels of resistant bacteria on meat (again).

A new report is out from the federal collaboration that monitors antibiotic resistance in animals, retail meat, and people, and the news is not good, Wired reported March 3. The full title is the 2010 Retail Meat Report from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System. The report was issued by the Food and Drug Administration. It reports the results of testing on 5,280 meat samples collected in 2010 in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The report — which is broken down first by food-borne organism and then by meat type — notes a number of instances where either the percentage of bacteria that are antibiotic resistant, or the complexity of the resistance, is rising.


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