Levels of AMR E. coli contamination in retail beef and pork are holding steady, with less than 1% of samples having E. coli with the types of AMR being monitored. This is similar to findings from previous beef and pork surveys in 2015 and 2017.

The annual survey tests meat products on sale in the UK for the presence of certain types of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli. Year 5 of the survey was carried out between January and December 2019 and saw sampling focus on beef and pork. Previous surveys have also looked at AMR contamination in chicken.


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