Heat resistant bacteria?
January 29, 2010 1:44 AM Subscribe
Will heat treating food lead to heat-resistant bacteria?
posted by devnull to science & nature (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Over prescription of antibiotics has led to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. There are bacteria at the bottom of the sea that live next to incredibly hot hydrothermal vents.
Is it possible that the heat treatment factories use to kill a lot of the bacteria in packaged foods could lead to bacteria becoming heat resistant?