Researchers Report Widespread Meat Contamination

PHOENIX — Researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, a nonprofit biomedical research center here, have reported that antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — the bacteria that causes staph infections—was found on 47% of all meat and poultry sampled in a recent study.

PHOENIX — Researchers from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, a nonprofit biomedical research center here, have reported that antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — the bacteria that causes staph infections—was found on 47% of all meat and poultry sampled in a recent study.

The study analyzed 136 samples of beef, chicken, pork and turkey from 26 supermarkets in five cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Flagstaff, Ariz. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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