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Antimicrobial resistance in food animals threatens people

Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, which is one of the world’s biggest threats to public health and often involves the food chain according to a new report from two European public health agencies. The report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and… Continue Reading

Half of antibiotic resistant Salmonella cases from 4 serotypes


Editor’s note: CIDRAP News originally published this report by Chris Dall on Dec. 15, 2016. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week published new estimates of the incidence of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella infections in the United States, putting the burden at about 6,200 cases annually. In a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases, CDC researchers… Continue Reading

CDC Shares Data on E. Coli and Salmonella in Beef

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A widely held belief among food safety experts is that the U.S. beef industry has made enormous strides in the past two decades to reduce outbreaks and recalls associated with beef. One of the many measures initiated by industry to help reduce illness associated with beef has been the Beef Safety Conference, held each year… Continue Reading

FSIS Denies CSPI Petition to Declare Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella an Adulterant

Thursday was a busy day for the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. In addition to publishing its new poultry inspection rule, the agency also released its response to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s petition, denying the organization’s request to have antibiotic-resistant Salmonella declared an adulterant. CSPI’s petition, originally filed… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Seeks USDA Response to Salmonella as Adulterant Petition

On the third anniversary of filing a petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have antibiotic-resistant Salmonella declared an adulterant, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is still waiting for a response. On Wednesday, the consumer advocate group filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia… Continue Reading

Foster Farms Outbreak Brings Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Petition to the Fore

The outbreak of Salmonella linked to Foster Farms chicken products has some consumer advocates talking again about a petition filed in 2011 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare antibiotic-resistant Salmonella an adulterant. Doing so would allow the agency to recall meat based simply on… Continue Reading

FSIS Will Not Close Foster Farms Plants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) stated Thursday evening that it will not close the Foster Farms processing plants in California linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. FSIS had threatened to “withhold the marks of inspection” at the three California plants in Livingston and Fresno – effectively shutting them down –… Continue Reading

Emerging Pathogens: Antibiotic Resistance Slowly Growing in Salmonella

The number of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella serotypes hasn’t increased drastically in recent years, but drug-resistant Salmonella continues to pose a public health threat in the United States, particularly as resistance spreads across classes of drugs, necessitates the use of more expensive drugs, makes treatment less effective, and, in worse-case scenarios, leaves infections untreatable. A recent Centers… Continue Reading