Salmonella is a leading cause of foodborne illness worldwide, with an estimated 1.4 million cases each year in the United States alone. Salmonella infections are typically due to consumption of food products of animal origin. Several lines of evidence indicate that antibiotic-resistance among human Salmonella infections results from the use of antimicrobial agents in food animals. The most recent post at is an overview of antibiotic-resistance and Salmonella and what it means for human health.