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Canadian pork imports may be laced with antibiotic-resistant Staph

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In Canada-a country that provides 80 percent of the United States' pork imports-a strain of MRSA was found in a sample of pigs and their farmers. One-fourth of 285 pigs studied were infected, according to a report in Veterinary Micro­biology, with a 20 percent rate of transmission to the pig farmers. The USDA has found that foodborne outbreaks have occurred due to contamination by food handlers who spread bacteria from pork p

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