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MRSA Variant Found in British Pork: The Pendle Pig Comments

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 3:45 AM CDT, Wed, October 19,2016

Hapton, Lancashire -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/19/2016 -- Recent tests have shown that some of the meat produced from British pigs is infected with a livestock strain of MSRA. This has raised concerns throughout the UK, with a number of people now refusing to eat pork.

The bug which can cause severe health problems has been found in pork products that have been for sale at supermarkets including Asda and Sainsbury's. In addition to this a loophole has been found within import regulations – with the door currently being held open for MRSA CC398-infected live pigs from Denmark where the disease is presently rife.

MRSA CC398 contains potentially fatal bacteria which can even be resistant to the strongest of antibiotics, so it is no wonder that people have been left so scared. Each year the bug kills roughly 300 people in England and Wales alone.

A spokesperson from The Pendle Pig, a leading hog roast caterer in Lancashire was keen to comment saying, "With this scare currently affecting many households, for many it is time to reconsider where pork is purchased from. Here at The Pendle Pig we only use pigs from our local farm, where all animals are raised organically and 100% healthy – enabling all to enjoy the most satisfying and tasty pork without being scared."

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The Pendle Pig is hog roast catering company based in Lancashire, offering hog roast catering and hog roast machine hire services to all – with options and menus to suit all individuals and occasions. For further information or to get a free quote, don't hesitate to visit their website today.

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