“The federal government’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) collects samples of bacteria from chicken breasts, ground turkey, ground beef and pork chops and measures the presence of several drug-susceptible and AR foodborne pathogens. Food & Water Watch has analyzed the 2010 NARMS data to estimate how widespread AR bacteria were as a whole in the retail meat samples collected. Some level of AR bacteria was common in all four meats. AR Salmonella was present in 8 percent of chicken breast samples and 11 percent of ground turkey samples. The presence of AR E. coli in the samples collected varied widely: 66 percent in ground turkey, 52 percent in chicken breasts, 20 percent in pork chops and 14 percent in ground beef.” Page 3
Source: Food and Water Watch, “Antibiotic Resistance 101: How Antibiotic Misuse on Factory Farms Can Make You Sick,” (Washington, D.C., September 2012), 3, accessed August 4, 2014, http://documents.foodandwaterwatch.org/doc/AntibioticResistance.pdf
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