The Food Standards Authority (FSA) has published the results of an EU survey monitoring antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in beef and pork sold at retail in the UK. The annual survey, which was carried out between January and December 2019, tests meat products on sale in the UK for the presence of certain types of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) Escherichia coli (E. coli).
The FSA report that levels of AMR E. coli contamination in retail beef and pork have held steady, with less than 1% of samples having E. coli with the types of AMR being monitored. These findings are similar to those made in previous beef and pork surveys in 2015 and 2017.
Source: FSA, 24 November 2020