A doubtful machine translation, with much of the source material in Danish behind password protection, is causing a stir in Denmark.
The Danes seem to be admitting that British supermarkets are full of MRSA contaminated Danish pork.
From other prior sources, we are pretty certain that is right. They probably do not want to broadcast the fact in English and prefer an ambiguous publication. It has happened often before and is part of the price of allowing PR fanatics to take control of animal health.
And, we understand, that the Scottish Government has just given the Danes a contract to manage Scotland's only pig slaughterhouse, which in turn has received a substantial taxpayer subsidy.
If we had any reliable figures from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, which we do not, we would probably find MRSA contamination in local pork just as bad, possibly even worse.
Scotland has not yet admitted any MRSA in their pigs or pork. That has to come soon.
Read the Politiken report in full here.
19 MAY. 2015 KL. 6.19
Almost every third box of pork is MRSA-infected
Eight out of 25 parcels pork containing the resistant bacterium MRSA, the study by the Consumer Council.
A. Two. Three - MRSA.
There should not be counted very many packages in British supermarkets with pork chops, pork tenderloin, pork sliced and rib roast for that statistically has identified a package where the resistant bacteria MRSA hiding.
For eight out of 25 parcels pork is the multi-resistant MRSA bacterium CC398 secret guest, according to a new study by the Consumer Council Think, writes BT.
Consumer Council has studied the 25 packages of meat in the laboratory and found the particular type of staphylococci in eight of them.
"Our tests confirm that MRSA is widespread and moves from sties and completely in supermarkets, and we as a society are facing a huge challenge to fight the multi-resistant bacteria resurfacing," says Anja Philip, president of the Consumer Council Think to BT...
...Even though MRSA is not immediately dangerous to healthy people, it can be fatal for elderly or frail people to put teeth in MRSA-infested meat.
According to Hans Jorgen Kolmos, a professor of clinical microbiology at the University of Southern Denmark, the spread of MRSA "have far-reaching consequences," wrote BT...