Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
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).
Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials in humans, animals and food is one of the “biggest threats” to public health that requires a joined-up approach from European Union Member States, according to a report out today (27 February).
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.
Europe is stretching its lead in the fight against antibiotic resistance as US regulators remain skeptical of tougher restrictions and multinational companies are accused of employing a “double standard” when it comes to emerging markets.
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 $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.
Considerably fewer resistant ESBL bacteria were found in Danish and imported broiler meat in 2014 compared with the year before. It is the second consecutive year that a fall in the occurrence of this type of bacteria has been found in Danish broiler...
Consumer Reports has found bacteria on all raw ground beef samples tested adding grass-fed or organic meat is safer than conventional, while an industry group has said the findings show “ground beef is as safe as ever”.
A countrywide testing programme by Mattilsynet, Norway’s food safety authority, has uncovered six new pig herds infected by the drug-resistant LA-MRSA (livestock-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) bacteria in what constitutes a new...
The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly.
Mattilsynet, Norway’s food safety authority, has ordered the destruction of a pig-herd in Vestre Toten, in western Norway, following the discovery of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) in the herd. The...