Study: Majority of Pork Contaminated With Bacteria [VIDEO]

A Consumer Reports study says some of the pork purchased in grocery stores and specialty stores contain high levels of bacteria that causes food poisoning.

FOX News Radio’s Courtney Kealy reports:

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Consumer Reports says it tested almost 150 pork chops and 50 samples of ground pork in six different cities and found high levels of harmful bacteria. Overall, almost 69% of all pork tested contained some bacteria. Many of the samples were also resistant to antibiotics.

(Meat Counter Worker) “A lot if it is raised in one particular region. A lot of it’s slaughtered in the same area and processed there. So the fact that that amount of it is all being contaminated, it’s basically coming from a similar source.”

A meat counter worker in Los Angeles says she’s not surprised.

Ground pork, according to Consumer Reports, is more likely to contain the bacteria than pork chops.

Courtney Kealy, FOX News Radio.

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