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Dangerous strain of Salmonella "infantis" Increasingly found in meat products in the UK.
According to The Guardian, citing “unpublished government reports”.
Test results obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) and the Guardian newspaper report a rise in poultry products contaminated with Salmonella infantis. The bacterium was found in both raw and processed meats.
Beef, pork and animal feed also tested positive for the bacterium. In addition, the analysis of some contaminated meat products and feed found antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella infantis
It is noted that some of the contaminated meat was brought to the UK, but “infantis” has also been found on British poultry farms.
“Once introduced into a country, the rate at which infantis spreads and becomes established in that country's production chain is of great concern,” the Animal and Plant Health Agency said in a report. .
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