A new Bloomberg report says tainted seafood from China, long banned in the U.S., is being rerouted through other countries, like Malaysia and Ecuador.
The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.
The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.
To ensure we still have antibiotics to treat diseases in both humans and livestock, doctors and farmers need to use them carefully.
California has passed strict limits on the use of antibiotics for livestock for staving off illness or promoting growth.
Consumer Reports says about 20 percent of store-bought ground beef from conventionally raised cows in the U.S. contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.
The country's largest consumer of chicken says it plans to phase out “antibiotics that are important to human medicine” used in its poultry products.