Report: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in majority of meat in supermarkets


A new government watchdog report shows more than three-quarters of meat sold in the supermarkets contains antibiotic resistant bacteria.

The Environmental Working Group’s analysis discovered so-called “superbugs” on nearly 80 percent of ground turkey sampled, 62 percent of ground beef and on more than a third of chicken breasts.

Researchers stress that consumers need to be vigilant about food safety especially when cooking for children, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.