Antibiotic Resistance

The aim of the Forum was to work toward combating the growing rise of superbugs

NAMI brings together food industry on topic of antibiotics

By Helen Arnold

More than 150 major US food companies, retailers and health professionals have joined forces in an attempt to slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and prevent the spread of resistant infections over the next five years.

The NRDC said there was no indication the money would enforce a strict reduction in drug usage

Questions raised over US antibiotic investment

By Sophie Witts

The Obama Administration’s proposed $1.2bn investment in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria has come under fire from the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) for failing to adequately address antibiotic misuse in the livestock industry.

Despite some positive trends more work is needed on reducing antimicrobial resistance

FDA releases its report on antimicrobial resistance

By Georgi Gyton

The US Food and Drug Administration this week launched its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, which showed both increasing and decreasing trends.

Turkey found to contain antibiotic resistant bacteria

Dangerous bacteria found in US ground turkey

By Carina Perkins

The majority of ground turkey products on sale in the US – including organic and antibiotic-free products – are contaminated with dangerous bacteria, a new report has claimed.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in pork not an issue, says NPPC

US pork industry hits back at bacteria claims

By Carina Perkins

US pork producers have hit back against a report from advocacy group Consumers Union, which claimed that pork sold in US supermarkets contained frightening levels of harmful bacteria.

News conference featured Joe the Pig.  Photo courtesy Consumers Union.

Group asks Trader Joe's to sell only antibiotic-free meat

By Hank Schultz

A group delivered a petition to Trader Joe’s via a news conference outside one of the food retailer’s stores in New York City yesterday to ask that the chain stop selling meat that had been raised with antibiotics.

US scientists refute E.coli poultry link claim

US scientists refute E.coli poultry link claim

By Carina Perkins

US scientists have questioned claims made by ABC News, which yesterday aired a report saying that women are developing antibiotic resistant bladder infections caused by E.coli from poultry products.

Farm antibiotics blamed for MRSA resistance

Farm antibiotics blamed for MRSA resistance

By Melodie Michel

The Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacterium responsible for MRSA became drug-resistant when it jumped from humans to antibiotic-fed livestock, new research suggests.

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

By Carina Perkins

New research has found that nearly 6.6% of pork sold at retail in America is infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.


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