Expert Analysis:
Antibiotic Resistance

April 30, 2016

FDA survey of retail meat identifies Salmonella with antibiotic resistance genes not seen before in the US

The FDA have published a report on antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella found in raw meat, finding two genes conferring resistance to the medically important antibiotics ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone not detected in the US before. Continue reading

March 8, 2016

Not a one-way street: Antibiotic resistance genes found on cattle farms suggest spread from humans to livestock

The first study to track antibiotic resistance all the way through the intensive beef production process found genes conferring resistance to ‘last resort’ antibiotics which are not used in the livestock industry. Continue reading