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Consumer Reports, in a new study, says that almost half the chickens it purchased from supermarkets around the country contained harmful bacteria -- much of it resistant to drugs.

According to a story in the January issue, Consumer Reports found a bacteria that causes food poisoning in 42 percent of the chickens it bought -- and that 90 percent of these poison chickens resisted treatment by antibiotics.

This means that people sick with diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain would be more likely to stay sick for a longer period of time.
KC's View:
This isn’t a huge surprise. There was a rash of stories some months ago about how super bacteria would be resistant to treatment. In this case, the use of antibiotics on barnyard animals to keep them healthy and get them to grow faster appears to be making the meat more resistant to drugs in the processing phase.