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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Conventional Pork Products

A report on testing and analysis of pork chops and ground-pork samples from six U.S. cities has revealed high rates of a bacterium that can cause food poisoning , especially in children, and bacteria resistant to medically important antibiotics, according to Consumer Reports.

A report on testing and analysis of pork chops and ground-pork samples from six U.S. cities has revealed high rates of a bacterium that can cause food poisoning , especially in children, and bacteria resistant to medically important antibiotics, according to Consumer Reports. The report recommends that consumers can minimize such risk by choosing pork and other meat products raised without drugs such as those labeled ‘certified organic.’ The complete report and analysis will be included in the January 2013 issue of Consumer Reports.

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