German poultry probe: Cheap chicken rife with antibiotic-resistant superbugs, Germanwatch investigation reveals

  27 April 2019

Cheap broilers from discounters in Germany have been found to be 56 percent contaminated with germs that are resistant to antibiotics. More than one-in-three chickens are contaminated with germs that have resistance to antibiotics with the highest priority for humans. These are the primary findings of a Germanwatch investigation into chicken sold in some German supermarkets and indicates that antibiotics are overused at industrial poultry farms.

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