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Food Safety Professionals

1 in 5 antibiotic resistant infections are caused by microbes from food and animals, more than 409,000 illnesses each year.  Two of the most common antibiotic resistant pathogens are Salmonella and Campylobacter, which, along with other resistant bacteria, can cause more severe health outcomes than infections that are not resistant to antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance is the result of overuse and misuse of antibiotics. In the same way physicians should prescribe the optimal antibiotic to treat human infections, animal health professionals should do the very same:

  • Sub-therapeutic doses of antibiotics should not be given to animals prophylactically.
  • Antibiotics should not be used in animal feed to promote “larger, plumper” food products. 

To learn more about antibiotic resistance and food safety, explore our videos and downloadable resources:

Videos

My Role Matters Campaign Video - Watch Video >

Animated Antibiotic Awareness Videos - Watch Video >

Downloads

  • Antibiotic Resistance Infographics – Download
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Hospitals – Download
  • Antimicrobials in Agriculture and the Environment – Download