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FDA Basics Webinar - September 23, 2015: The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS): Protecting the American Public from Foodborne Illness

The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) was established in 1996. NARMS is a partnership between FDA, CDC, and USDA to track antibiotic resistance and foodborne Salmonella, Campylobacter, and other bacteria that are among the leading bacterial causes of foodborne illness. This national public health surveillance system tracks changes in the antimicrobial susceptibility of certain enteric (intestinal) bacteria found in ill people (CDC), retail meats (FDA), and food animals (USDA) in the United States. The FDA arm of NARMS provides data about resistance in bacteria isolated from retail meats. This is important, because these data represent the major route of human exposure. NARMS produces annual summary reports on antimicrobial resistance among bacteria isolated from humans, retail meats, and food animals

FDA hosted a webinar giving an overview of the program and how the data that is collected helps to keep the American public’s health safe.

Presenter: Heather Tate, Epidemiologist, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)

View Webinar: https://collaboration.fda.gov/p9bbyf6m5ky/

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