Antibiotic Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance still a ‘threat to public health’

Antimicrobial resistance still a ‘threat to public health’

By Aidan Fortune

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).

Food safety tests found 17% of sampled chicken had traces of E.coli bacteria

Levels of contamination in Finnish chicken static

By John Pagni

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. 

The tough antibiotic vancomycin fights bacteria in three different ways

Modified antibiotic won't change meat sector plans

By Oscar Rousseau

A modified antibiotic that is more potent to bacteria and could make it easier to fight life-threatening superbugs is unlikely to change meat industry plans to cut medicine use.

Evidence suggests antibiotic overuse in meat could spell disaster for human medicine

US restaurant chains urged to stop antibiotics support

By Aaron McDonald

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.