Antimicrobial resistance is a natural consequence of infectious food animals, food processing, crop production and the environment. There has been a decline in effectiveness of existing antimicrobial agents and thus infections have become more difficult and expensive to treat and epidemics have become harder to control. As a result, in 1996, the United States established The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, a national public health surveillance system that tracks antibiotic resistance in food borne bacteria. The NARMS program is a partnership between the US Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Department of Agriculture that monitors antimicrobial susceptibility among enteric bacteria from humans, retail meats, and food animals.
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