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http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/two-in-three-chickens-sold-in-uk-supermarkets-infected-with-ecoli-superbug-a3400356.htmlMonday 21 November 2016




Two-thirds of fresh chicken sold in British supermarkets is contaminated with E.coli, a shock new study claims.

The figures were highest in England where around 78 per cent of the meat tested positive for the superbug, the Daily Mail reported.

Although the strain found in high street stores is not the one which usually leads to food poisoning, it can still stay in the body for several years and could make people resistant to antibiotics when they do get an infection, experts warned.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s Morrisons and Asda were among the major supermarkets where samples were taken for the study, carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Campaigners claimed the high rate was due to chicks being given antibiotics to stop them contracting bugs, with E-coli mutating over several decades to build up resistance.

Dr Mark Holmes, reader in microbial genomics and veterinary science at Cambridge University, warned that Government advice on handling chicken hygienically and cooking it thoroughly was not enough.

He told the Daily Mail: “People do get food poisoning and every time someone falls ill, instead of just getting a food poisoning bug they might also be getting a bug that is antibiotic-resistant.



“If they end up developing sepsis or a urinary tract infection they may well find they have a bug that is resistant to the first-choice antibiotic. By the time they get on to the right antibiotic the bug could be out of control. It can even lead to death.'
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....gross.
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cue zombie virus.
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Dr Mark Holmes, reader in microbial genomics and veterinary science at Cambridge University, warned that Government advice on handling chicken hygienically and cooking it thoroughly was not enough.

He told the Daily Mail: “People do get food poisoning and every time someone falls ill, instead of just getting a food poisoning bug they might also be getting a bug that is antibiotic-resistant.


So, is there going to be a "chicken recall" going on? Are they going to tell people not to eat the chicken they bought? If cooking it thoroughly is not enough, and people still get sick, doesn't that mean people are playing Russian roulette when they eat chicken?
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Dr Mark Holmes, reader in microbial genomics and veterinary science at Cambridge University, warned that Government advice on handling chicken hygienically and cooking it thoroughly was not enough.

He told the Daily Mail: “People do get food poisoning and every time someone falls ill, instead of just getting a food poisoning bug they might also be getting a bug that is antibiotic-resistant.


So, is there going to be a "chicken recall" going on? Are they going to tell people not to eat the chicken they bought? If cooking it thoroughly is not enough, and people still get sick, doesn't that mean people are playing Russian roulette when they eat chicken?


No idea this news came out yesterday.

If its serious there is probably going to be a lot of warnings going on...

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I'll protect you Robinwing imouto! I won't let any other tainted cocks enter your belly!
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Oh man :c
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'll protect you Robinwing imouto! I won't let any other tainted cocks enter your belly!


PV plz
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the article uses Daily Mail as their source, which isn't exactly known for its reliability / trustworthiness...
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'll protect you Robinwing imouto! I won't let any other tainted cocks enter your belly!


The pun was not immediately evident, and even seemed way out of context.... But after my initial shock, I got the pun....

My first knee-jerk reaction was, 'is PV trying to get temp banned again?!'

Then I was like

Then I was like

And finally
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'll protect you Robinwing imouto! I won't let any other tainted cocks enter your belly!


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So a bird in the hand is worth number 2 in the bushes?
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Can't they just... cook it?
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