Farmers Market Chicken May Have More Bacteria

Posted on 07/19/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou may think the chicken you buy at the farmers market is healthier for you than store-bought, but a new study suggests it could have more bacteria. The study by Pennsylvania State University analyzed both grocery store and farmers market chickens bought throughout Pennsylvania. Researchers bought 100 whole, uncooked chickens, half of which were organic, from stores, and 100 from farmers markets,  Food Safety News reported. The chickens were tested for salmonella and campylobacter, two types of bacteria that can …

Antibiotic-Free Meat: What The Label Isn’t Telling You

Posted on 07/12/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe label on the package of ground beef says “all-natural.” What the heck does that mean? Or how about the turkey tenderloin label that says the meat is “antibiotic-free” — can you trust it? While most consumers would like to be able to buy meat or poultry raised without antibiotics — and would even pay a little more for it, according to a new Consumer Reports survey — the problem is determining whether that “antibiotic-free” label really means what it …