That’s right, experts in Britain have examined supermarket chicken and have revealed that two thirds of the poultry in our trusted supermarkets have the super bug.
So before you think about cooking a roast and trotting down to your local supermarket think about this:
E.coli causes stomach upsets and, in some cases, fatalities. It is implicated in more than 5,500 deaths a year in England alone, and is associated with sepsis and urinary tract infections
The samples were collected from major supermarkets, convenience stores and butchers, based on market share. These included the big four – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – and 80 per cent of the meat was labelled as being of UK origin.
Campaigners say the emergence of superbugs is the result of the heavy use of antibiotic medicines on farm animals, such as chickens, over decades. In the case of poultry, day-old chicks are effectively inoculated with antibiotics to protect them from bugs
So the moral of the story is, go vegan!