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2014 NARMS Integrated Report Released

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) published the 2014 Integrated Report (IR). NARMS is a surveillance program conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Food and Drug Administration and state and local health departments to monitor antibiotic resistance in bacteria in human clinical cases, food producing animals and retail meats. The report found that the prevalence of Salmonella in both retail chicken meat and retail ground turkey was at its lowest level since retail meat testing began in 2002. In addition, the report noted that approximately 80 percent of human Salmonella isolates are not resistant to any of the tested antibiotics, and that over the past 10 years, multidrug resistance has remained largely unchanged in both human and cattle Salmonella isolates. For the first time, the report presents whole genome sequence data on Salmonella from all three components - human, food animal and retail meat - of the NARMS. To read the full report, click here .

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