Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
An advocacy group has urged McDonald’s to set a “concrete timeline” for phasing out antibiotics in its beef and pork, amid concerns that routine overuse creates life-threatening, drug-resistant superbugs.
The chair of Finland’s Broiler Association (Suomen Broileryhdistys) Suvi Rantala-Sarjeant has told GlobalMeatNews there is no consistent rise in levels of so-called drug-resistant super bacteria found in Finland-sold fresh chicken.
A paper released to a global symposium on preventing antibiotic resistance has signalled that international action should include restricting the prophylactic treatment of livestock with such medicines.
A $1 trillion coalition, made up from 54 institutional investors, has called for 10 of the largest restaurant chains in the US, as well as the UK, to stop sourcing meat from suppliers that use antibiotics.
The National Pork Board in the US has praised Barack Obama’s administration for a draft proposal on combating antimicrobial resistance, which it claimed mirrors steps already taken by American pork producers.