Antimicrobial Resistance

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FAO’s work on Antimicrobial Resistance - Information Note no. 4 – November 2015

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a natural phenomenon of adaptation of microorganisms in the presence of antimicrobial agents and is the consequence of any use of antimicrobial drugs, exacerbated by inappropriate use

Status Report on Antimicrobial Resistance

The 150th Session of Council (December 2014) requested that a document outlining the role of FAO and its partners in relation to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) be tabled at its 151st Session. The Council also requested that a draft Resolution on AMR [...]

Joint FAO/WHO food standards programme codex alimentarius commission: matters arising from fao and who - recent activities on antimicrobial resistance

The Codex Alimentarius Commission has actively been engaged in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through standard setting, supported by the provision of scientific advice by FAO and WHO, often with participation of OIE1. The major achievements of the Commission [...]

Codex texts on Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR; also used for “antimicrobial resistant” in this document) is a major global public health concern and a food safety issue

REPORT on Antimicrobial Usage and Alternatives for Prophylaxis and Performance Enhancement in Pig Populations in East and Southeast Asia

Pig production in East and Southeast Asia The demand for pork products has increased over the last decades, leading to a doubling of pig production in the last 20 years. Asia now accounts for more than 60 percent of global pig [...]

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