May 13, 2011
A new study shows there's a one in five chance the meat you buy at the supermarket may be contaminated with a bacteria resistant to some common antibiotics.
Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit purchased nearly 300 raw meat samples from Detroit-area grocery stores.
More than 20% of those samples were contaminated with the most common form of staph infection, and six tested positive for the human strain of MRSA.
Analysts believe the contamination is most likely introduced to the meat by those handling it.