Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tainted Meats

Do you ever sometimes feel like you have to get away?

Tainted Meats point to Superbug C.diff in food

"A potentially deadly intestinal germ increasingly found in hospitals is also showing up in a more unsavory setting: grocery store meats. More than 40 percent of packaged meats sampled from three Arizona chain stores tested positive for Clostridium difficile, a gut bug known as C. diff., according to newly complete analysis of 2006 data collected by a University of Arizona scientist. Nearly 30 percent of the contaminated samples of ground beef, pork and turkey and ready-to-eat meats like summer sausage were identical or closely related to a super-toxic strain of C. diff blamed for growing rates of illness and death in the U.S. — raising the possibility that the bacterial infections may be transmitted through food."

Now, back to my turkey sandwich...



Citizen Carrie said...

This wouldn't have anything to do with all of the antibiotics that are being pumped into animals, would it?

2Truthy said...

Could be. Or is this a result of an 'ix-nay on the processing plant cleanliness/inspections'?