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Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR)

FAO/WHO ID No:CX-804
Reference:CX/AMR
Terms of Reference:

2007-2011


Objectives
To develop science based guidance, taking full account of its risk analysis principles and the work and standards of other relevant international Organizations, such as FAO, WHO and OIE. The intent of this guidance is to assess the risks to human health associated with the presence in food and feed including aquaculture and the transmission through food and feed of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms and antimicrobial resistance genes and to develop appropriate risk management advice based on that assessment to reduce such risk. The Task Force should attempt to put into perspective the risk of increase of antimicrobial resistance in human beings and animals, generated by different areas of use of antimicrobials such as veterinary applications, plant protection or food processing.*
*The objectives were modified by the 31st Session of the Commission (2008).
Terms of reference
To develop guidance on methodology and processes for risk assessment, its application to the antimicrobials used in human and veterinary medicine as provided by FAO/WHO through JEMRA, and in close cooperation with OIE, with subsequent consideration of risk management options. In this process work undertaken in this field at national, regional and international levels should be taken into account.
NOTE: The Task Force was dissolved by the 34th Session of the Commission (2011) upon completion of its mandate.

2017



Objectives
To develop science-based guidance on the management of foodborne antimicrobial resistance, taking full account of the WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, in particular objectives 3 and 4, the work and standards of relevant international organizations, such as FAO, WHO and OIE, and the One-Health approach, to ensure that Members have the necessary guidance to enable coherent management of antimicrobial resistance along the food chain.
Terms of reference
(i) To review and revise as appropriate the Code of Practice to Minimise and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-2005) to address the entire food chain, in line with the mandate of Codex.
(ii) To consider the development of Guidance on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, taking into account the guidance developed by the WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR) and relevant OIE documents.
NOTE: The Task Force shall complete its work within three (max four sessions), starting in 2017.
Status:Active
Host:Republic of Korea

Related Meetings

Meeting Place From To
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TFAMR1Seoul
Republic of Korea
23/10/200726/10/2007Agenda:
Report:
TFAMR2Seoul
Republic of Korea
20/10/200824/10/2008Agenda:
Report:
TFAMR3Jeju
Republic of Korea
12/10/200916/10/2009Agenda:
Report:
TFAMR4Muju-kun (Jeonbuk)
Republic of Korea
18/10/201022/10/2010Agenda:
Report:
TFAMR5Jeju
Republic of Korea
27/11/201701/12/2017Agenda:
Report:
TFAMR6TBA
Republic of Korea
10/12/201814/12/2018Agenda:
Report:

Related Standards

Reference Title Committee Last modified
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CAC/GL 77-2011Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial ResistanceTFAMR2011

E-Working Groups list

Title (click for details) Committee Lang Host CO-host Reg. deadline Closing date Status Links
EWG Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance TFAMR 5 English, Spanish Netherlands CHL,CHN,NZL 15/01/2018 13/07/2018 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CXC 61-2005) TFAMR 5 English, Spanish United States of America CHL,CHN,KEN,GBR 15/01/2018 24/07/2018 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance TFAMR 4 English, Spanish Netherlands CHL,CHN,NZL 08/08/2017 31/08/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
Revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-2005) TFAMR 4 English, Spanish United States of America CHN,KEN,GBR 08/08/2017 31/08/2017 Closed Invitation Forum