According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. It is a global public health concern because it can result in prolonged illness, disability and death, higher risks for medical procedures and increased cost of health care with longer stays and more intensive care required. Given its complexity and involvement in multiple sectors, AMR should be addressed by a comprehensive framework. This issue has been taken up by the General Assembly of the United Nations where countries reaffirmed their commitment to develop action plans on AMR based on the Global Action Plan on AMR developed by the WHO. One Health is an integrated approach aiming to achieve optimal and sustainable health outcomes for people, animals, and ecosystems. One Health is especially an effective approach when combatting zoonoses and AMR, where cross-sector collaboration is essential for effective control of this complex issue. The presence of AMR microorganisms in food could arise from contamination during farming or food production. While AMR microorganisms are more commonly found in food of animal origin, their presence in ready-to-eat (RTE) food is of particular concern due to the lack of heat treatment of the food to eliminate the microorganisms. The presence of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) in food has been already reported in many surveillance reports and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are also being detected in food according to some studies. Resistance to carbapenems (e.g. meropenem) is an emerging concern because infections caused by carbapenem-resistant organisms (CRO) typically require treatment with other last-line antibiotics.