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Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in Food – Raw meat

12/2019 to 6/2020
Number of samples tested by selective isolation 851*
Samples positive for extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae 679 (79.8%)
Samples positive for meropenem-resistant organisms 98 (11.5%)
Samples positive for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus 0 (0%)
Total number of samples positive 682 (80.1%)

*Raw beef, chicken and pork



Breakdown of antimicrobial resistance
Type of resistant organism isolated* 12/2019 to 6/2020
ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae Escherichia coli 656
Klebsiella species 219
Others 40
Total 915
Meropenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Escherichia coli 67
Klebsiella species 14
Others 6
Total 87
Meropenem-resistant Acinetobacter species Acinetobacter baumanii 1
Others 3
Total 4
Meropenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa 15
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus 0

*Each sample may yield more than one type of organism.