Supermarket produce harbors antibiotic-resistance genes

Source: Science Daily

Researchers have found that produce is a reservoir for transferable antibiotic resistance genes that often escape traditional molecular detection methods. These antibiotic resistance genes might escape cultivation-independent detection, but could still be transferred to human pathogens or commensals. The results highlight the importance of the rare microbiome of produce as a source of antibiotic resistance genes.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181106073230.htm