Ok, I admit that even the abstract from this article goes a bit over my head. What I can decipher is scary enough – "Our findings indicate a varied spectrum of co-resistance traits is present in [antibiotic resistant] Salmonella in the U.S. meat supply." The study was conducted on strains of Salmonella detected in retail meat in the U.S. between 2002-2006.
The presence of antibiotic resistant Salmonella in the U.S. meat supply is an ongoing threat to consumer health. Earlier this year, Cargill was forced to recall over 800,000 of ground beef due to contamination with antibiotic resistant Salmonella Newport.