CDC finds MRSA in supermarket meats

May 11, 2011 2:43:28 PM PDT
A bacteria that is resistant to common antibiotics has been found in supermarket meats.

The germ MRSA is reportedly being introduced by human food handlers according to a report by the CDC's journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. It adds, cooking will kill the bacteria, but consumers run the risk of infection if they handle meats contaminated with the germ.

MRSA is common in hospitals and nursing homes and it has become a problem among high school and college athletes who share equipment.

Experts recommend washing plates or utensils used to prepare food before using them again to eat.