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May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Petition asks USDA to classify drug-resistant Salmonella as meat adulterant

(CIDRAP News) – A food safety watchdog group yesterday filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare four antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat and poultry.

Apr 15, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

Resistant S aureus found in raw meat, poultry

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists report that they found the common pathogen Staphylococus aureus on close to half of 136 raw meat and poultry samples from five US cities and that more than half of the isolates were resistant to several antibiotics, but they say the public health significance of the findings is not clear.

Apr 07, 2011

Apr 07, 2011

IDSA calls for broad attack on antimicrobial resistance

(CIDRAP News) – Warning that medical procedures such as surgery and chemotherapy will become impossible if current trends continue, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) today called for a many-pronged campaign to counter the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Apr 05, 2011

Apr 05, 2011

Outbreak probe finds drug resistance, Salmonella in turkey samples

(CIDRAP News) – Laboratory investigation of the Salmonella Hadar strain linked to a ground turkey burger recall and 12 illnesses reveals that it is resistant to several antibiotics, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

In addition, two samples of Jennie-O ground turkey burgers collected from the homes of sick patients in Colorado and Wisconsin tested positive for the outbreak strain, the CDC said.

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