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Federal NARMS Partners

    FDA coordinates NARMS and leads the retail meat testing portion of the NARMS program
    USDA leads the food animal sampling portion of the NARMS program

Annual NARMS Reports

NARMS Now: Human Data

Graphic: Narms Now

A new interactive tool from CDC makes it easier and quicker to find out how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food – Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Salmonella, and Shigella – has changed over the past 20 years.


Antibiotic Resistance from the Farm to the Table

Graphic: Antibiotic Resistance: From the Farm to the Table. Resistance: All animals carry bacteria in their intestines. Antibiotics are given to animals. Antibiotics kill most bacteria. But resistant bacteria survive and multiply. Spread: Resistant bacteria can spread to animal products, produce through contaminated water or soil, prepared food through contaminated surfaces, and the environment when animals poop. Exposure: People can get sick with resistant infections from contaminated food and contaminated environment. Impact: Some infections cause mild illness, severe illness, and may lead to death.

Learn how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and how antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be transmitted by food and cause human illness .

  • Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne germs cause an estimated 430,000 illnesses in the United States.
  • Ensuring that our food is safe includes tracking the spread of antibiotic resistant infections between people, the food they eat, and sources of our food supply.
  • Learn more about antibiotic resistance and food safety.

CDC and Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance Education

NARMS Antibiotic Report Cover

International and Consensus Organizations

Country-Specific Programs

CDC Foodborne Illnesses and Food Safety Websites