shrimp_on_the_barbieConsumer Reports scientists tested 342 packages of frozen shrimp: 284 raw, 58 cooked, purchased at stores around the country. Among the findings:

  • Bacterial residues were found on more than half the raw samples (60 percent) tested — including salmonella, E. coli and listeria.
  • In seven raw shrimp samples, scientists detected the antibiotic-resistant superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause dangerous infections.
  • Illegal antibiotic residues were present on 11 samples.
  • The fish packages were purchased at Albertsons, Costco, Fry’s Marketplace, Hy-Vee, Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Walmart in 27 cities across the U.S.

Yummy, NOT time to put “shrimp on the Barbie.”