Friday, 18 January 2019

One Great Deal We Might Want to Reconsider?


Making meat from the US more accessible in the UK might not be totally beneficial, as records have shown an almost doubling of the recalls of potentially lethal beef and chicken since 2013 (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/18/us-meat-poultry-recalls-nearly-double-since-2013). The main problems are Salmonella and Listeria, probably linked to the over-use of antibiotics as growth stimulants in the US (this would obviously encourage the development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria). Strangely, contaminated meat doesn't have to be withdrawn, it is said,  unless it has been linked to human illness.

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