Avisen “The Guardian” har indkøbt 100 portioner svinekød, hvoraf 75 var danske. Heraf var 8 inficeret med den resistente bakterie MRSA, som angiveligt kan slås ned ved at opvarme kødet til 71 grader C. En anden undersøgelse konstaterede MRSA i et parti engelske pølser og andet engelsk produceret svinekød.
Pork sold by several leading British supermarkets has been found to be contaminated with a strain of the superbug MRSA that is linked to the overuse of powerful antibiotics on factory farms, a Guardian investigation has revealed.
Livestock-associated MRSA CC398, which originates in animals, has been found in pork products sold in Sainsbury’s, Asda, the Co-operative and Tesco. Of the 100 packets of pork chops, bacon and gammon tested by the Guardian, nine – eight Danish and one Irish – were found to have been infected with CC398.
CC398 in meat, which poses little risk to the British public, can be transmitted by touching infected meat products or coming into contact with contaminated livestock or people, although it can be killed through cooking.