I've blogged previously on a few U.S. studies which investigated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in raw meat products (including chicken, beef, turkey, and pork). This isn't just a casual observation as one who eats food--I follow this area closely as we also have done our own pair of food sampling investigations here in Iowa, and will be doing a much larger, USDA-funded investigation of the issue over the next 5 years.
Staphylococcus aureus infections can be resistant to methicillin - an antibiotic - or susceptible to it. MRSA is resistant to methicillin while MSSA is susceptible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the first test -... Read Post
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first test for Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) infections that is able to quickly identify whether the bacteria are methicillin resistant (MRSA) or methicillin susceptible (MSSA). T... Read Post