ENVIRONMENT
08/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

14 Sickened In Colorado With Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Burgers, With a Side of Flame Retardants

Here's the latest: In Colorado, 14 people have fallen ill from hamburger meat tainted with antibiotic-resistent salmonella, the Boulder newspaper Daily Camera reports. (Note that antibiotic-resistant salmonella is distinct from MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, increasingly associated with industrial meat production, that kills 20,000 Americans each year--more than AIDS.)

The bad burger came from a Denver-based supermarket chain called King Soopers, which has now recalled 466,236 pounds of it.

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