Supermarkets and Antibiotics

New Report:

Resistance & Responsibility; Antibiotic use in supermarket supply chains

In November 2021 the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics published our latest report into the antibiotic policies of the UK’s leading supermarkets. Our supermarket campaign is pushing British supermarkets towards more responsible antibiotic policies to improve farm animal welfare, preserve these vital medicines for when we need them most, and halt the antibiotic resistance crisis globally.

See the panels below for all the detail and click here to share our petition on Twitter. 

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Sign our Petition to UK supermarkets


We're calling for the leading UK supermarkets to cut irresponsible antibiotic use out of their supply chains.

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'What you can do' guide


It’s sometimes hard to tell what supermarket foods have been produced with responsible antibiotic use. This guide is designed to help.

Read: 'What you can do' guide

Resistance & Responsibility: Watch the film


Our supermarket campaign video, featuring Dr Chris van Tulleken, is launched on 18 November to coincide with the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 #WAAW

Exec Summary: Resistance & Responsibility report


Read the Exec Summary of our latest report assessing the antibiotics policies of the ten leading UK supermarkets in 2021.

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Press Release: Resistance & Responsibility


Our latest supermarket assessment is launched on 18 November to coincide with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 #WAAW

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2021 report


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2021 Report

2019 Report: Supermarket Antibiotics Assessment


Our 2019 assessment found that not all supermarkets had taken routine antibiotics use out of their supply chains. Supermarkets still aren't publishing enough data on antibiotic usage levels from their suppliers.

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2017 Report: Real Farming Solutions to Antibiotic Misuse; What farmers & supermarkets must do


2017 marked our first assessment into the antibiotics policies of nine of the UK’s largest supermarkets. We investigated which businesses had taken concrete action to reduce the amount of antibiotics being used in their supply chains.

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2016 Video: Supermarket Superbugs


Our 2016 investigation revealed E.coli resistant to multiple crucial antibiotics on pig and chicken meat from seven major UK supermarkets. We called on the supermarkets to take action.

Watch the video from 2016