10 Apr '11, 2pm

Drug Resistant Salmonella Found in 55,000 Pounds of Turkey Burger

Drug Resistant Salmonella Found in 55,000 Pounds of Turkey Burger

This is what we've been scared of from the start. Drug resistant bacteria in the food we eat are about as bad as you can get, but the CDC says that's just what's happening. According to a story from CBS Los Angeles , a salmonella strain that caused the recall of nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen raw turkey burgers last week is drug resistant. Twelve people ranging in age from 1 to 86 are infected with the Salmonella Hadar strain of bacteria. According to the story : "The recall includes four-pound boxes of Jennie-O’s 'All Natural Turkey Burgers with seasonings Lean White Meat.' Each box contains 12 individually wrapped burgers. The packages have a use-by date of Dec. 23, 2011, and identifying lot codes of “32710? through “32780. The illnesses were reported in 10 states over the past four months, with 3 cases in Wisconsin, and 1 case each in Arizona, California, Colorado, Geor...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/drug-resista...

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