MRSA found in supermarket pork

A number of meat products made from British pigs have been shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA, according to recent reports inThe Guardian. The newspaper reports that of 97 UK-produced pork products sold in major UK supermarkets, three were found to be contaminated with the CC398 strain of MRSA. This strain is widespread [...]

October 10th, 2016|Food, Health, News|0 Comments

New study shows risks of cross-contamination from pork

A new study has measured the potential hazards found during preparation of pork in the home. It used Salmonella-contaminated pork products to measure how easy it is to inadvertently contaminate other foodstuffs when preparing pork.Three types of pork products were chosen: pork cuts, minced pork burgers, and fermented sausages. It showed - unsurprisingly - that heating [...]

March 21st, 2016|Food, News|Comments Off on New study shows risks of cross-contamination from pork