Gesundheit für Mensch, Tier & Pflanze

Antibiotic-resistant germs in beef and pork - monitoring

Final Report of Priority Action A-800-17

In this focus action, isolates from Escherichia coli that produce ESBL, AmpC or carbapenemase were examined from beef and pork: ESBL, AmpC and carbapenemase are abbreviations or names for enzymes that can be produced by the E. coli bacteria. These enzymes act on different antibiotics (e.g. penicillin) and can render them ineffective. 684 samples from all over Austria were examined. ESBL-/AmpC-forming E. coli were detectable in 38 samples of pork and in five samples of beef.

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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