Center for Produce Safety News and Announcements


Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Chain: A developing Country Perspective. Frontiers in Microbiology (2016) 7:1-19.

Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems: State of the Science, Journal of Environmental Quality Special Section. 2016.

Antibiotics in Agroecosystems: Introduction to the Special Section, Journal of Environmental Quality Special Section. 2016.

Compendium of State Approaches for Manure Management.  This document highlights state programs and approaches that have proven to be successful at promoting good manure management at animal feeding operations, implemented on the ground, and focused on achieving environmental benefits

Ecological effects of antibiotics on natural ecosystems: A review. Microchem. J. (2017).

Food and Agriculture Organization. 2016. Drivers, Dynamics and Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Production. FAO, Rome.

Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery, and development of new antibiotics. WHO (Feb 27, 2017).

How should we respond to the emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance in humans and animals?  International Journal of Infectious Diseases 54 (2017) 77–84.

“If it’s a broad spectrum, it can shoot better”: Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in Cambodia, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (2016) 5:58.

Newly Discovered Antibiotic- Resistant Gene Opens New Front in the War Against Superbugs, The Economic Times. 11 Apr, 2016.

Statens Serum Institut, National Veterinary Institute, and National Food Institute of Denmark. 2014. DANMAP 2014–Use of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from food animals, food and humans in Denmark.

The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy. 2015. The State of the World’s Antibiotics, 2015. CDDEP: Washington, D.C.

UN agriculture agency calls for giant research leap to rein in farm-driven antimicrobial resistance. 15 November 2016.

US Food and Drug Administration. Nov 27, 2015. FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

US Food and Drug Administration. Dec 2015. Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals. Department of Health and Human Services: Washington, D.C..


DANMAP website (Danish Programme
for surveillance of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in bacteria from animals, food and humans)

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture Program

US Centers for Disease Control: Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Battle of the Bugs: Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

US FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

US FDA: Judicious Use of Medically-Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals

US National Strategy to Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Virginia Cooperative Extension/Virginia-Maryland Veterinary Medicine Extension

World Health Organization Global Report on Surveillance