EU and FAO Join Forces to Take Action on AMR

European 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, recently agreed to increase the collaboration between the two organisations in tackling the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on farms and food systems. The agreement envisages as possible actions enhancing the exchange of information and evidence related to antimicrobial use in food production; AMR management best practices; joint advocacy and education efforts to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials; supporting countries in drafting legislation of antimicrobial usage; joint trainings and capacity building for tracking the use of antibiotic in food systems and mapping the presence of AMR; and implement standards and guidelines related to AMR adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. To know more about the relation between AMR and chemistry, read the conclusions of EuCheMS-EFMC-STOA workshop on this topic.

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