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16 November 2016
Investors Mark Progress on Reducing Antibiotic Use in Food Chain
GLOBAL - A group of investors has marked progress on reducing use of antibiotics in food chain businesses by publishing a new investor briefing on the subject as part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
15 November 2016
Farm Vigilance a Key Priority in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - Measures which encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in the food chain are likely to be extremely useful in reducing the emergence and spread of resistance to these drugs in bacteria, a new report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
14 November 2016
Medics Urge More Action on Antibiotics in Farming
UK - Fifteen of the UK's most senior medics have called on the government to tackle "routine misuse of antibiotics in UK farming", in a letter published in The Telegraph to mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week....
07 November 2016
Ready for the US Veterinary Feed Directive?
US - Public perception that antibiotic use in animal feed may be leading to antibiotic resistance is driving the new US Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Final Rule, which takes effect January 1, 2017....
25 October 2016
Evaluation of EU's Antimicrobials Plan Shows Continued Efforts Needed
EU - The EU's evaluation of its Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan (2011-2016) has shown that while progress has been made, continued efforts are required to address the problem....
19 October 2016
European Sales of Animal Antibiotics Continue to Decline
EUROPE - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published today the sixth report on the sales of veterinary antibiotics in Europe, highlighting a continuing downward trend between 2011 and 2014....
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
11 October 2016
New Vaccine Against Cattle Diseases Could Help Reduce Antibiotics Use
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and those who care for them....
03 October 2016
Germany Reports Further Drop in Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has once again reduced the amount of antibiotics used in animal agriculture, according to the latest government data....
22 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
19 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
15 September 2016
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance....
07 September 2016
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role of agriculture, has been circulated at the G20 Summit, which took place at Hangzhou, Zhejiang...
12 August 2016
McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use
GLOBAL - Fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its supply chain....
28 July 2016
Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
10 June 2016
£1.5m Grant to Boost Understanding of AMR Bacteria from Cattle
UK - A consortium of nine academics from the University of Bristol has been awarded £1.5 million to carry out research on antibiotic resistance (AMR) in animals and the risks it poses to humans....
06 June 2016
What Canadian Cattle Producers Need to Know About Antimicrobial Use
ANALYSIS - The effects would be huge to the cattle industry if antimicrobials were not available for use, said Bryan Thiessen, farm manager at Namaka Farms Incorporated in Canada....
25 May 2016
World Animal Health Organisation Sets Out Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international community....
19 May 2016
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
12 May 2016
New Research: Time to Switch Antibiotic Resistance Focus from Use to Environment
ANALYSIS - Scientists have discovered a “startling” lack of resistance genes in meat, and their new research suggests the need to switch focus from reducing antibiotic use to traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the environment....
11 May 2016
Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals....
04 May 2016
USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
18 April 2016
Investigation into Banned Antibiotic in Argentine Beef Shipments to China
ARGENTINA - The National Health and Food Quality Service (Senasa) launched an investigation into findings of residues of chloramphenicol, a banned substance in the country, in one shipment of beef exported from Argentina to China....
14 April 2016
Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
14 March 2016
EU Vote for More Antibiotic Responsibility, Research Welcomed
EU - EU farmers' organisation Copa and Cogeca have welcomed a vote by MEPs to update EU law on veterinary medicines but outline some concerns....
10 March 2016
Research Suggests Meat Products Not a Key Source of Antibiotic Resistance
US - In the first study to use new methods to track antibiotic resistance through the process of intensively farming and slaughtering cattle, scientists have discovered a "startling" lack of resistance genes in meat....
29 February 2016
EU Won't Compromise on Antibiotics and Hormones in US Trade Talks
EU - The EU will not compromise on it block on imports of beef raised with the use of hormones and it will stand firm to maintain geographical location on products in negotiations with the US and other countries for free trade agreements....
19 February 2016
Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and Public Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday....
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