Kimchi and artisan cheeses can contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS


Kimchi, a traditional Korean dish made with salted and fermented vegetables, can contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Fermented food such as kimchi and artisan cheeses can contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some of which have the potential to cause ill health.

For more than 20 years, Hua Wang at The Ohio State University in Columbus has been working with manufacturers of fermented products, such as cheesemongers, to ensure they are free of antibiotic-resistant microbes.

In her latest research, Wang and her colleagues looked for such microbes in 10 types of kimchi – a traditional Korean…



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