Superbug reportedly found in UK supermarket pork products

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by daveomak, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  2. Good to know. Thanks for sharing this Dave.
     
  3. wade

    wade OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Dave - a worrying newspaper article. Since then though the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have made a statement which said:

    Livestock-associated MRSA is not the same as MRSA strains that can cause healthcare-associated infections and if meat is handled and prepared properly the risk to people is low. Defra and the National Pig Association recommend that pigs imported to Britain are screened for LA-MRSA.

    The government is reviewing options for surveillance, which will be proportionate to the very low health risk posed by livestock-associated MRSA.”

    Probably not a totally reassuring statement but it puts it into some kind of perspective.
     

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