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.

ResistantSalmonellaFeaturedIn a report in Emerging Infectious Diseases, CDC…

The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), established in 1996, is out with its latest data—covering the year 2014 and showing low levels of salmonella in poultry and meat in the United States.

NARMS, founded in 1998, involves state and local public health departments and universities in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Seven separate Salmonella outbreaks across 35 states sickened more than 300 people in the first four months of this year and are ongoing. All the outbreaks are being blamed on live poultry from “backyard flocks.” http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-baby-chickens-image19791491Public health officials from local to federal levels, along with veterinary and agriculture officials across the country are collaborating with…

Certain poultry producers have a few extra weeks to beef up their pathogen reduction programs, which were scheduled to face new Salmonella and Campylobacter testing beginning in May. raw-chicken-legs-406 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) won’t begin assessing whether poultry operations are meeting new pathogen reduction standards until July 1, according to…

Antibiotics4_406x250It’s difficult to summarize what happened on the animal antibiotics front this year. There were lots of pledges, lots of discussions and lots of reports, but not very many actions. Still, we still wanted to recap what happened in the 2015 regarding animal antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic-resistant…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its 2012-2013 National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Integrated Report. The new collection of data on antimicrobial resistance patterns in bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats and animals at slaughter includes interactive graphs. NARMS is a partnership between FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Antibiotic resistance in some types of Salmonella infections is increasing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published data Tuesday on the resistance in foodborne pathogens from human isolates. The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) tracks changes in the antibiotic resistance of six types of common foodborne germs found in ill people, retail…

According to a federal report released Monday, there’s some “encouraging” news regarding antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens. The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System’s (NARMS) published its 2012 Retail Meat Report and an interim report for 2013 solely focused on Salmonella. http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-raw-chicken-drumsticks-close-up-image45080472The reports stated that there was a decrease in third-generation cephalosporin resistance among poultry…