Antibiotic Resistance from the Farm to the Table
All animals carry bacteria in their intestines. Antibiotics are given to animals. Antibiotics kill most bacteria. But resistant bacteria survive and multiply.
Resistant bacteria can spread to…
- animal products
- produce through contaminated water or soil
- prepared food through contaminated surfaces
- the environment when animals poop
People can get sick with resistant infections from…
- contaminated food
- contaminated environment
Some infections cause…
- mild illness
- severe illness and may lead to death
Learn more about antibiotic resistance and food safety at the Antibiotic Resistance and Food Safety web page.