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Can I ingest antimicrobial-resistant organisms from food?

Lisa Dumkow, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

You can ingest antimicrobial-resistant organisms from food. We are what we eat. When food products are colonized with antimicrobial-resistant organisms, that resistance can be transferred to humans who eat those food products. It is best to consume antibiotic-free food.

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