Anti-biotic resistant bacteria found contained in the meat, pork and chicken pose a grave risk, scientists warn
A significant portion of chicken and pork meat sold in your local supermarkets, restaurants and fast-food joints in Kenya especially Nairobi is contaminated with “deadly” bacteria, an expert has revealed.
According to studies, the bacteria in the meat especially the un-inspected and poorly cooked widely consumed in Nairobi’s CBD and its suburbs could be “harmful” to humans. The bulk of the contaminated meat on sale is under the retailers’ brands compared with cuts from suppliers.
- “There was significant bacterial contamination in pork and chicken meat samples obtained from various supermarkets in Kenya,” researcher Dr Yamo said.
The presence of heat resistant salmonella and shigella bacteria poses a grave risk to consumers as the contaminants “don’t die” with cooking. “There was significant bacterial contamination in pork and chicken meat samples obtained from various supermarkets in Kenya,” researcher Dr Yamo said, he exclusively spoke to The Weekly Vision in an interview.
The bacteria, usually transmitted through contaminated food, causes severe diarrhoea and a broad spectrum of abdominal complications that health experts warn are becoming difficult to treat due to increasing resistance to antibiotics.
The study, which concealed the names of the supermarkets, indicated that the highest contamination was found in pork as compared to chicken.
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