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).

Salmonella and other bacteria continue to develop antibiotic resistance ©iStock

Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest threat’ to public health

By Katy Askew

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).

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.

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