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Antimicrobials must be used sparingly to preserve their utility for agrifood systems and human health

Keith Sumption, FAO’s Chief Veterinary officer, did his doctoral research decades ago in southern Africa, at a time when veterinary medicines to maintain livestock health were available only a few days out of each year. Today the problem is not [...]

New Codex standards to help contain foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Markus Lipp, FAO Senior Food Safety Officer, explains here what the new standards mean.

FAO publishes new plan to counter antimicrobial resistance

Director-General QU Dongyu warns of threat to food security and livelihoods as well as human and animal health

The regional project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance” expands to address COVID-19 associated AMR threats

FAO, OIE and PAHO, the implementing organizations of the regional project “Working Together to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance”, have signed an addendum with the European Union to extend this initiative for an additional year. This expansion, in scope and duration, will [...]

TFAMR / an incredible achievement to complete work on new guidance on AMR surveillance

The Codex task force on antimicrobial resistance had to go into extra time on Wednesday 13 October 2021 but has succeeded in recommending that new Guidelines on Integrated Monitoring and Surveillance of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will be sent for final adoption [...]

TFAMR08 / Committee approves code of practice but time running out on new surveillance text

In an extended session on Saturday 9 October 2021, the Codex task force on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) reached agreement on sending the revision of the Code of practice to minimize and contain foodborne AMR to the Codex Alimentarius Commission for final adoption [...]

TFAMR08 / Steady progress on new monitoring and surveillance guidance

The atmosphere in the Codex Secretariat, if it is possible to describe a virtual atmosphere, was one of cautious optimism as work on the Guidelines for the Monitoring and Surveillance of Foodborne AMR paused on Wednesday 6 October 2021 and fresh discussions [...]

Innovative working groups prove useful in facilitating finalization of AMR texts on time

The final session of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR8) will take place virtually from 4 to 9 October 2021, with the adoption of the report scheduled for 13 October. Mandated by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in [...]

Task force AMR underway / “There is no time to wait”.

The number of people who will die every year due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050. Under the slogan, “There is no time to wait”, from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety [...]

A decisive moment for Codex and AMR

Speaking on 29 September 2021 at the opening of an FAO/OIE/WHO webinar entitled “One Health Approach to AMR Mitigation and Safer Food in the Asia-Pacific Region”, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt said the tripartite One Health approach to mitigation of antimicrobial resistance [...]