Livestock-associated MRSA found at a farm in East Anglia

Last updated:
26 November 2013
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Today it has been announced that livestock-associated meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in poultry has been found on a farm in East Anglia.

Steve Wearne, Director of Policy at the Food Standards Agency, said: 'Any risk of contracting MRSA through meat from animals with these bacteria is very low when usual good hygiene and thorough cooking practices are observed. All poultry should be handled hygienically and cooked thoroughly to destroy any bacteria that may be present.'

Read the full story on the GOV.UK website.