11 Sep '11, 8pm

Other countries are limiting the non-theraputic use of antibiotics. Why aren't we?

image courtesy Soil Science, via Flickr I went away for vacation and came back to headlines about a nationwide recall of turkey meat contaminated with an antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain linked to at least 78 illnesses and to one death across 26 states. Twenty two people have been hospitalized. The outbreak has led to the recall of 36 million pounds of turkey, one of the largest meat recalls on record. The Salmonella strain in the turkey meat has been found to be resistant to commonly used antibiotics, including ampicillin and tetracyline . Antibiotic resistance makes infections – food-borne or otherwise –harder to treat and can increase the risk of hospitalization and the risk that known treatments will fail, as a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control (the CDC) pointed out . The headlines are both cautionary and frustrating. Cautionary because it is a rem...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/akar/turkey_recall_high...

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Second Cargill Ground Turkey Recall

Second Cargill Ground Turkey Recall

eatdrinkbetter.com 12 Sep '11, 7am

Yesterday morning, Cargill recalled 185,000 pounds of ground turkey. The ground turkey was processed at the same plant tha...