Consumer 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.”