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Report on meat sounds alarm on resistant bacteria

Report on meat sounds alarm on resistant bacteria

More than half of samples of ground turkey, pork chops and ground beef collected from supermarkets for testing by the federal government contained bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to a new report highlighting the findings.

The data, collected in 2011 by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System — a joint program of the Food and Drug Administration, the Agriculture Department and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — show a sizable increase in the amount of meat contaminated with antibiotic-resistant forms of bacteria, known as superbugs, like salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter.

The government published the findings in February, but they received scant attention until the Environmental Work Group issued its report, "Superbugs Invade American Supermarkets," which was partly underwritten by Applegate, which sells organic and antibiotic-free "natural" meats.

Cuba

U.S. military defends raid at Guantanamo

Top officials at the Guantanamo Bay detention center on Tuesday defended a raid that resulted in a violent clash with detainees, saying the operation was critical and the handful of injuries on both sides were minor. The guard force raided Camp 6 on Saturday because the prisoners had for several weeks covered up 147 of the 160 security cameras, making it impossible to monitor them amid a weekslong hunger strike, the officials said

Elsewhere

Toledo, Ohio: A federal judge sentenced former Marine Randy Linn to 20 years in prison Tuesday for starting a fire inside an Ohio mosque because he wanted revenge for the killings of American soldiers overseas. Linn, 52, apologized and blamed his actions on a day of drinking.

Syria: President Bashar Assad issued an order Tuesday freeing up to 7,000 inmates, but it was not clear whether the decree would apply to any of those jailed for participation in the rebellion.

Times wires

Report on meat sounds alarm on resistant bacteria

04/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:06pm]
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