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Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance in Food – Ready-to-eat food

12/2019 to 6/2020
Number of samples tested by selective isolation 304*
Samples positive for extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae 42 (13.8%)
Samples positive for meropenem-resistant organisms 5 (1.6%)
Samples positive for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus 0 (0%)
Total number of samples positive 46 (15.1%)

*Ready-to-eat vegetable salad, salmon sashimi and tuna sashimi



Breakdown of antimicrobial resistance
Type of resistant organism isolated* 12/2019 to 6/2020
ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae Escherichia coli 6
Klebsiella species 6
Others 35
Total 47
Meropenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Escherichia coli 0
Klebsiella species 1
Others 0
Total 1
Meropenem-resistant Acinetobacter species Acinetobacter baumanii 0
Others 2
Total 2
Meropenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus 0

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