Friday, April 15, 2011

Store bought meat...

Hello again!!! I know, posting again! 

I was on yahoo getting ready to check my email when I came across this... 

1 In 4 Supermarket Meat Samples Tainted With Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Nearly a quarter of the meat and poultry sold in U.S. supermarkets is infected with nasty drug-resistant bacteria, too.

There are more than 30 types of Staphylococcus, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections in people, including skin infections and food poisoning, according to the National Institutes of Health. The drug-resistant strains found in the meat and poultry samples are especially difficult to treat because they've evolved beyond the regular arsenal of drugs that kill them.
The researchers say that most Staph found in meat can be eliminated by cooking food thoroughly, but it can still pose a risk to consumers if handled unsafely or if it cross-contaminates with other things in the kitchen.

Click here to read the whole story. Just another reason you should look into local meat. I am thankful, again, for J&J Farms!!!! 


  1. Thanks, Lindsey, for keeping us all up to speed! Can't wait until you're back on facebook so I can tell you about my newest ventures!!

  2. I know I miss you being on facebook too! haha! And that is just another reason I'm thankful that we too, buy our meat from a family farm!!


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