The results of a survey commissioned by Food Standards Scotland and Food Standards Agency to show the amount of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria in fresh pork mince, and fresh and frozen chicken.
Supplementing poultry diets with a blend of organic acids and essential oils may improve birds' intestinal functioning and provide an alternative to antibiotic use, say researchers.
The latest round of tests by federal scientists found antibiotic-resistant bacteria on nearly 80 percent of supermarket meat in 2015, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
The Institute for Global Food Security is to establish a dedicated research facility to investigate a new and cutting-edge technology with huge and exciting potential to reduce harmful chemicals and antibiotics in the food chain. The Centre for Plasm
Under the EU-FORA fellowship program of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a survey questionnaire on consumers’ awareness and risk perception of antimicrobial resistance was developed. The questionnaire is anonymous and the results will be in
Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials according to a new report published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
A report by European food safety and public health authorities has confirmed ‘antimicrobial resistance’ is still one of the biggest threats to human health after the discovery of resistance to a drug not authorised for use on animals in poultry.
Researchers have created an online tool which gives dairy farmers and vets the means to closely measure and monitor their antibiotic use.
Three UK supermarket chains have published figures on the amount of antibiotics used by their farm suppliers, in an effort to cut use of the medicines.
The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said on Thursday (7th Dec 2017).
Agriculture is one of the fastest growing food sectors but with that growth has come a worrying trend in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Most of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains are falling short on measures to reduce the use of antibiotics in the production of the meat and animal products they sell, campaigners have warned, with potentially harmful impacts on human health.
Today in Madrid, the European Commission will organise the first of a series of 15 workshops under the Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) programme on the prevention and control of AMR in the context of an overall One Health approach. The three-da
WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals.
The new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for
Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis and the Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) José Graziano da Silva, today agreed to ramp up collaboration between the two organisations in tack
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a $77 million investment in efforts to track and fight antibiotic resistance.
The money will be distributed to public health departments in all 50 states and Puerto Rico to help the
From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to
Two new reports on antibiotics prescribing and spending are adding to the evidence that campaigns to improve antimicrobial stewardship in the United States are beginning to pay off.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agricul
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