This story is just breaking all over the USA.
We don't, officially, know the situation in the UK.
Maff-Defra won't tell us and their corrupt veterinary civil service arm intimidates whistle-blowers, witnesses to Parliament and to OLAF, the serious fraud squad of the European Union.
Not any more we suspect.
The writer has this touching faith in freedom, decency, England, democracy and the rule of law which we suspect is about to be proved right in the, admittedly slow and disastrous, long run.
The story is becoming available from many sources in the USA. For those unfamiliar with the term it is worth looking up Yersinia, although the antibiotic resistance may be more important.
Full article in the Food Poisoning Bulletin here
Consumers Reports Study Finds Pork Contaminated with Yersinia
November 27, 2012 By Linda Larsen
A new study conducted by Consumer Reports has found that 69% of ground pork and pork chops for sale in the United States was contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica, a pathogenic bacteria. Furthermore, some of the bacteria was antibiotic-resistant to multiple drugs or entire classes of drugs used to treat humans, posing a great threat to public health...