Antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus from retail ground meats.

  title={Antimicrobial susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus from retail ground meats.},
  author={Alina Kelman and Yee-Ann Soong and Nicole Dupuy and Daniel B. Shafer and William J. Richbourg and Kourtney Johnson and Twain Brown and Edward Kestler and Yi Li and Jie Zheng and Patrick A. McDermott and Jianghong Meng},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  volume={74 10},
The aim of this study was to characterize antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), recovered from raw retail meat products purchased in the Washington, D.C., area. From March to August 2008, 694 samples of ground beef (n = 198), ground pork (n = 300), and ground turkey (n = 196) were collected by random sampling from stores of three grocery chains. In total, 200 S. aureus isolates (29%) were recovered by direct plating. When tested for… CONTINUE READING
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