|Antimicrobial Resistance: an industry position statement
It is the industry's conclusion from the scientific evidence available that the serious human health issues resulting from infections with resistant bacteria, at times reported in some hospital environments, are not caused, as is sometimes claimed, by the use of antimicrobial agents by the Australian chicken meat industry. The industry advocates the prudent use of antimicrobials to ensure the good health of our birds.
The use of antimicrobial agents always brings with it the possibility of resistance building up in the microbes being targeted. The chicken meat industry is very aware of this issue and is determined to use the available antimicrobials in a prudent manner to maximise the positive impact on the birds' health while minimising the possibility of resistance in foodborne bacteria developing.
For further details regarding the industry's position on antimicrobial resistance, please click here.
Further information about the industry's responsible use of antibiotics is also available by clicking here.