Anti-microbial resistance

Food sits at the interface between humans, animals, and the environment. It is considered an important driver of anti-microbial resistance because it can spread resistant bacteria to humans. Foodborne illness can also be caused by some bacteria, and there are concerns that antibiotic resistant foodborne infections may become more common and increase the risk of severe illness and death, particularly for the most vulnerable in our community. Our member, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, is currently looking at antimicrobial resistant bacteria in the Australian food supply and CSIRO is working on Minimising Antimicrobial Resistance