Contaminated fresh food

Fresh fruit and vegetables are often contaminated with antibiotic resistant bacteria.

That’s the conclusion of a new study by Agroscope. The government’s agricultural research unit. 

The study showed that out of 150 samples – 16 carried drug resistant bacteria. It’s thought the bugs came from faeces – animal and human. 

Agroscope says it’s a health risk as the tested food is often consumed raw.

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