Antibiotic Resistance Action Center

Once again, San Francisco is poised to become the first city in the nation to take a legislative stand on a controversial topic. Its Board of Supervisors is set to vote tomorrow on an ordinance to require disclosure about the use of antibiotics by meat and poultry producers.

The proposed ordinance does not, however, require the meat and poultry producers to take action. Rather, it seeks to require large grocery chains to gather information annually from their meat and poultry suppliers and provide it to the city.

San Francisco’s Department of Environment would post the information about the meat and
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Klebsiella bacteria, which can be found in your nose and mouth, have also been found before when retail meat was sampled, and the United Kingdom’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance has named the common bug as one expected to have increased rates of antibiotic resistance. But Klebsiella pneumonia is not a foodborne illnesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). meatcounter_406x250George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health is out with a study that paints a new image of the old
Continue Reading Study: Some Klebsiella Pneumonia Illnesses are Foodborne