Shock as MRSA superbug found in pork sold at Sainsbury and Asda
TESTS on a sample of 97 British-farmed pork products from UK supermarkets showed that products sold in Sainsbury's and Asda were infected with the superbug.
The Guardian newspaper reported today that a strain of the deadly superbug MRSA showed that three products were infected; with two samples of minced pork from Asda and one from Sainsbury's were found to contain the MRSA CC398 strain.
It is a strain of livestock-associated MRSA, which is different and less harmful than the MRSA bug which kills hundreds of people in UK hospitals every year. The bug can cause unpleasant infections and can... read more
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