EU data shows foodborne bacterial resistance to antimicrobials remains high

  20 April 2021

Data on the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in human infections from Salmonella and Campylobacter in Europe has revealed little progress.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) found that resistance is still high in bacteria that are causing foodborne infections.

Data from 2018 and 2019 on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food are collected annually by EU member states and analyzed by EFSA and ECDC.

The 2018 monitoring focused on poultry and derived carcasses and meat, while in 2019 the target was pigs and calves under 1 year of age, and their meat.

Further reading: Food Safety News
Author(s): Joe Whitworth
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