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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR develops when bacteria, fungi or viruses are exposed to antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals. As a result, the antimicrobials become ineffective and infections may persist. In addition, medical interventions including surgery, chemotherapy and stem cell therapy may become impossible. 
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety.

AMR Insights

For Food professionals who wish to prevent Antimicrobial resistance in raw materials, intermediate and finished dairy, meat and other food products, AMR Insights offers selected, global information and data, specific education and extensive networking and partnering opportunities. 

AMR Insights is for:

  • Farmers and other agrifood primary producers
  • Quality staff in Food, Dairy and Meat processing companies
  • Lab technicians in contract research and analysis laboratories
  • Regulatory authorities staff
  • Quality staff in Retail

Latest Topics

  •   01 July 2022

    Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in E. coli on beef and pork meat on retail sale in the UK (October to December 2021)

    Surveys to monitor the presence of AMR bacteria in foods of animal origin is a requirement of the European Directive 2003/99/EC and the commission implementing decision 2013/652/EU on the monitoring and reporting of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic and commensal bacteria.

  •   27 June 2022

    Sink survey to investigate multidrug resistance pattern of common foodborne bacteria from wholesale chicken markets in Dhaka city of Bangladesh

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among foodborne bacteria is a well-known public health problem.

  •   08 June 2022

    Genomic insights of high-risk clones of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli isolated from community infections and commercial meat in southern Brazil

    The results highlight a potential of commercialized meat as a reservoir of high-priority E. coli lineages in the community


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