Antibiotic Resistance

An investigation linking an outbreak of salmonella to chicken supplied to UK supermarkets raised concerns surrounding food safety regulations


Stronger regulations needed in light of poultry salmonella outbreaks

By Gwen Ridler

Reports that a meat supplier to UK supermarkets was sourcing chickens dosed with antibiotics linked to deadly superbugs highlights that current guidance and regulation does not go far enough to ensure food safety, according to the Farm Animal Investment...

The Black Farmer is cutting antibiotics from a range of its pork cuts

The Black Farmer cuts antibiotics in its pork

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free sausage brand The Black Farmer is to launch a range of pork products using pork raised without antibiotics, the first mainstream brand to do so, it claimed.

Faccenda cut its antibiotic use by 70% over the past two years

Faccenda cuts antibiotics as EU ‘proves’ AMR risk

By Matt Atherton

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has cut its antibiotic use by 70% over the past two years, as evidence mounts that its use increases the risk of antibiotic resistance (AMR) in humans and animals.

Antibiotic sales for use in food-producing animals dropped 10% in 12 months, says DEFRA

EU plans action on antibiotic resistance threat

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU is to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals with a three-pillared action-plan focusing on best practice, research and innovation, and promoting better farming standards globally.

Muntons: has sent digestate to Dr Adam Roberts at University College London for analysis

Maltster’s plant harbours antibiotics potential

By Noli Dinkovski

A Suffolk maltster is investigating the potential that its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant is producing antibiotics that could potentially be developed as a medicine to combat Micrococcus and drug resistant E.coli.

Poultry producers are working hard to reduce the use of antibiotics

Meat processors act on antibiotic resistance risk

By Noli Dinkovski

UK meat producers have issued a robust response to last month's government-commissioned report that the use of antibiotics in agriculture posed a direct threat to human health.

Tougher MRSA surveillance measures are being considered

Industry downplays MRSA scare in pork products

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s pig processing sector has been quick to downplay the risks to consumers of becoming ill from antibiotic resistant bacterium in contaminated pork products, following press reports today about MRSA in products on sale in supermarkets.

2 Sisters said it wanted to deliver a strategy that protected animal and human interests

2 Sisters cracks down on antibiotics use

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group is scrapping from its poultry production all antibiotics prioritised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as critically important to human health.

Nuritas researchers

Food by-product can kill MRSA bug

By Rod Addy

A food by-product can kill hospital superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics, Irish researchers have discovered.


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