Animal welfare group warns of potential superbugs in imported pork

17 December 2018, at 12:00am

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics may be present in pork imported from Spain and Australia.

However, because New Zealand does not test any products, nobody knows.

Worldwide, 700,000 people die from superbugs, which have become immune to antibiotics.

No figures exist for how many New Zealanders die from superbugs, but health researchers say resistance in a wide range of bacteria to antibiotics is "rapidly emerging as a major threat to health in New Zealand."