Health for humans, animals & plants

Antibiotic-resistant germs in beef and pork - monitoring

Final Report of Priority Action A-800-21

The aim of the focus action was to check the Austrian market for the presence of antibiotic-resistant germs in beef and pork. 679 samples from all over Austria were examined:

  • ESBL/AmpC-forming E. coli were detectable in 38 of the samples tested.
  • Carbapenemase-forming E. coli were not detectable in any of the samples.

This focus action was a monitoring action. This monitoring action served to monitor and report antibiotic resistance. A simplified sample collection is carried out. The samples were not evaluated or the authorities were not informed in the event of a positive result, as there is no legal basis for the detection of antibiotic-resistant germs in food.

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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