It’s what’s for dinner.

The data, collected in 2011 by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System — a joint program of the Food and Drug Administration, the Agriculture Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — show a sizable increase in the amount of meat contaminated with antibiotic-resistant forms of bacteria, known as superbugs, like salmonella, E. coli and campylobacter.

via Report on U.S. Meat Sounds Alarm on ‘Superbugs’ – NYTimes.com.

Results from more than 7,000 tests carried out by the 27 countries in the union found horse DNA in about 5 percent of samples, while phenylbutazone, the banned drug used as an equine painkiller, was discovered in about 0.5 percent of samples. The figures, published by the European Commission, gave the first detailed picture of the extent of the problem.

via Europe Finds Horse DNA in 5% of Tested Beef – NYTimes.com.

 

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