Food Service Pork Chops from Three U.S. Regions Harbor Similar Levels of Antimicrobial Resistance Regardless of Antibiotic Use Claims

  20 September 2019

Pork products from animals “raised without antibiotics” (RWA) are assumed to harbor lower levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) than conventional (CONV) pork products with no claims regarding use of antimicrobial agents during production. A total of 372 pork chop samples from CONV (n = 190) and RWA (n = 182) production systems were collected over 13 months from three food service suppliers.

The results suggest that use of antimicrobial agents during swine production minimally impacts the AMR of bacteria in pork chops.

Author(s): AMIT VIKRAM, ERIC MILLER, TERRANCE M. ARTHUR, JOSEPH M. BOSILEVAC, TOMMY L. WHEELER, and JOHN W. SCHMIDT
Secure Foods  
Back


Technology Database

Display your AMR Technology, Product and Service

 

Suppliers and Users of Technologies, Products and Services benefit from CAPI.
CAPI (Continuous AMR Partnering Initiative) unites Suppliers and Users worldwide with the aim to add to the curbing of AMR.

 

Read more and make your own Technology Page >>
What is going on with AMR?
Stay tuned with remarkable global AMR news and developments!