Texas Tech University

Researchers Report First Evidence of ESBL Producing E. Coli in US Retail Meat

The Beef Site

September 24, 2018

The Beef Site - A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli isolated from cattle for food production and from various retail meat products has shown that all were resistant to at least three antimicrobial classes.

Daniel Tadesse, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Laurel, MD) and colleagues from the FDA, Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA, Clay Center, NE) coauthored the article entitled Whole Genome Sequence Analysis of CTX-M Containing Escherichia coli Isolates from Retail Meats and Cattle in the United States.

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