Most ground turkey found contaminated with fecal and antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Posted by Robyn, May 4, 2013

tainted-ground-turkeyDangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in ground turkey on U.S. grocery shelves across a variety of brands and stores located in 21 states, according to a report by a consumer watchdog organization.

Of the 257 samples of ground turkey tested, more than half were found to be positive for fecal bacteria and overall, 90 percent were contaminated with one or more types of disease-causing organisms, many of which proved resistant to one or more common antibiotics, Consumer Reports found.

The non-profit, independent product-testing organization said in the June issue of its magazine that the sampling marked the first time it had conducted a laboratory analysis of ground turkey, a popular consumer alternative to hamburger. It was alarmed by the results.

via Most ground turkey found contaminated with fecal and antibiotic-resistant bacteria: report  – NY Daily News.

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