A new survey in Australia has found that 13% of chickens on sale in supermarkets contain bacteria resistant to one of the strongest antibiotics. The latest edition of Choice Magazine, published by the Australian Consumers' Association (ACA), reported that 13%of chickens bought in Sydney and Brisbane supermarkets contained traces of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). VRE is potentially fatal as it cannot be killed by vancomycin - one of the antibiotics used in hospitals.