What is NARMS and what are they doing to Stop Antibiotic use in Livestock?

NARMS stands for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS). It is a partnership between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to monitor the antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria. The NARMS program was established in 1996 as a public health surveillance system that tracks antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria.

They found that 44% of chicken samples taken and 50% of ground turkey samples with Salmonella bacteria that are resistant to 3 (or more) classes of antibiotic drugs.


 

http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/antimicrobialresistance/nationalantimicrobialresistancemonitoringsystem/default.htm




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