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Beware of Pork

Dec 13, 2012

http://www.naturalnews.com/038335_pork_superbugs_bacteria.html

Majority of U.S. pork supply tainted with deadly drugs, bacteria

(NaturalNews) The next time you reach for the bacon, ham, pork chops or pork  steaks, you may want to rethink your dining choice: A majority of samples of  "the other white meat" that were obtained in a recent study contained bacteria,  potentially deadly drugs or a combination of both.

According to  Consumer Reports, samples of U.S. pork chops and ground pork were found  to contain substantial amounts of harmful, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, along  with low levels of a type of growth hormone used on pigs.

"Our analysis  of pork-chop and ground-pork samples from around the U.S. found that yersinia  enterocolitica, a bacterium that can cause fever, diarrhea, and abdominal pain,  was widespread. Some samples harbored other potentially harmful bacteria,  including salmonella," the magazine said in a recent report....

Yersinia enterocolitica was found in an astounding 69 percent of the  tested pork samples, a  bacterium that affects some 100,000 Americans annually, especially children...

 


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