Can You Get Sick from Antibiotics in the Food Supply?

Can You Get Sick from Antibiotics in the Food Supply?

Antibiotic-resistant germs cause more than 2 million illnesses a year. And more than 400,000 people become sick from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "When you look at all of the antibiotics that are prescribed in the U.S., about 70 percent of those actually go to animals and not to humans," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. "The issue of antibiotics in food is a big part of what we need to tackle to help slow down the development of antibiotic resistance...the reason that’s...

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