Revealed: MRSA variant found in British pork at Asda and Sainsbury's

Revealed: MRSA variant found in British pork at Asda and Sainsbury's
 

Meat produced from British pigs has been shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA, the Guardian can reveal, raising concerns that the UK is on the brink of another food scandal.
Tests on a sample of 97 UK-produced pork products from supermarkets show that three – sold at Asda and Sainsbury’s – were contaminated with the superbug strain which can cause serious health problems.
The Guardian, working with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), has also established that a loophole in import regulations is leaving an open door for MRSA CC398-infected live pigs from countries... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Health, Views: 53
Source: Guardian
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