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No Salmonella Safety: USDA Canít Protect The Public
« on: January 01, 2014, 10:41:01 PM »
No Salmonella Safety: USDA Canít Protect The Public
http://www.mintpressnews.com/salmonella-safety-usda-cant-protect-public/175631/

USDA inspectors check chicken slaughter plants once a year and lack the power to close a plant even if they finds salmonella.

Last week, two reports shocked the industry by revealing the potentially harmful bacteria in almost all chicken ó including organic brands ó and how food agencies fail to inspect meats adequately.

The second damning report came from Consumer Reports. It tested more than 300 store-bought chicken breasts and found bacteria in almost every one.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/chicken0214.htm
The report examined 316 chicken breasts from major national grocery chains and found 80 percent contained enterococcus, a sign of fecal contamination; 65 percent showed a common type of E. coli also consistent with fecal contamination; 43 percent had campylobacter, which can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain and fever; 13 percent contained klebsiella pneumonia, a potential respiratory illness; and 9 percent had signs of staphylococcus aureus, which can cause infections when exposed to broken skin.

Our tests showed that those resistant bacteria are commonly found in chicken at your local grocery store
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