E. coli is found in animals’ guts and lower intestines and can be the cause of serious food poisoning
|Chickens are sold on the street in Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
A recent test by research institute the Pasteur Institute on poultry and pork samples taken from local markets revealed that 100 percent of the meat was contaminated with E. coli because of unhygienic conditions at marketplaces and slaughterhouses.
Sixty-four percent of seafood samples also tested positive for the bacteria.