According to a multi-agency analysis, a decline in antimicrobial consumption in Europe has been associated with a drop in overall antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Findings come from a report looking at the usage of antimicrobial agents and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals, such as

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Tyson Foods, the largest chicken producer in the United States, has announced that it will remove the “No Antibiotics Ever” label from certain chicken products by the end of the year, according to media reports.

The Wall Street Journal first reported this development, stating that Tyson will remove the label

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Campylobacter from chicken has increased in the United Kingdom in the past two decades, according to a report.

The report, from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), summarized 20 years of data on AMR in Campylobacter in

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Researchers have highlighted high levels of drug resistant Salmonella in pork in Vietnam.

Efforts were led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England who looked at antibiotic resistance in Salmonella strains isolated from pork meat at food retail outlets.

Researchers studied multi-drug resistance —
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Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria is still high based on the latest European figures.

The data covers 2019 to 2020, according to a report published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Levels on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Salmonella
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Antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter is more common on foreign chicken than domestic meat, according to an analysis in Sweden.

Research also found the majority of Campylobacter infections in patients infected abroad were resistant to antibiotic groups that are important in healthcare. However, no bacteria from meat or patients were resistant to a
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“Super bugs” and “food safety.” You can say the two in one breath simply because they are so closely connected.

“Super bugs” is a popularized term for “antibiotic resistance,” or “antimicrobial resistance.” They don’t go by that name for nothing. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
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