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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 Circular Letters

Code Issued Title Deadline EN FR ES AR ZH RU
CL 2010/25-AMR06/10Request for Comments at Steps 6 of the Procedure on Draft Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance14/09/2010
CL 2010/51-AMR08/10Request for comments/information on priority list of veterinary drugs requiring evaluation or reevaluation14/12/2011
CL 2017/82/OCS-AMR09/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft guidelines on integrated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance 10/11/2017
CL 2017/83/OCS-AMR09/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimise and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-2005)10/11/2017
CL 2018/74/OCS-AMR11/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial resistance (CXC 61-2005)25/11/2018
CL 2018/75/OCS-AMR10/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance25/11/2018
CL 2019/83/OCS-AMR10/19Request for comments on the proposed draft Guidelines on integrated monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance (at Step 3)25/11/2019
CL 2019/84/OCS-AMR11/19Request for comments on the proposed draft revision of the Code of practice to minimize and contain foodborne antimicrobial resistance (CXC 61-2005) (at Step 3)25/11/2019
CL 2020/04/OCS-AMR01/20Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft revised Code of practice to contain and minimize AMR30/04/2020
CL 2021/32/OCS-AMR04/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the Code of practice to contain and minimize foodborne antimicrobial resistance25/05/2021
CL 2021/33/OCS-AMR04/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines for integranted monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance25/05/2021
CL 2021/59-AMR07/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines on integrated monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance 07/09/2021
CL 2021/65-AMR08/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the revised Code of practice to minimize and contain foodborne AMR (CXC 61-2005)20/09/2021
CL 2021/73-AMR10/21Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (Steps 8 and 5/8) – TFAMR05/11/2021