This is worrying .....
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) revealed test results showing pork products contaminated with a livestock strain of the antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ MRSA, being sold at Asda and Sainsbury’s.
This isn't the same as the extremely dnagerous MRSA bug which kills hundreds of people in UK hospitals every year, however, it is still dangerous, especially for those who are already ill or have compromised immune systems. It is known to have been responsible for at least six deaths in Denmark,
Hopefully we're not on the verge of another food scandal. It may make me think twice about choosing pork
The Guardian, working with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), has also established that a loophole in import regulations is leaving an open door for MRSA CC398-infected live pigs from countries such as Denmark, where the disease is rife.
People could catch the bug from infected meat if it is not cooked properly, so if you are buying pork, be extra careful.
Thanks for the heads up from Laura on our Facebook page....