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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

  •   28 May 2024

    The International FAO Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring (InFARM) system

    The International FAO Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring (InFARM) system is a key initiative that aids countries in collecting, analyzing, and utilizing their AMR data from livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture. It fills critical gaps in AMR data within agrifood systems, enabling reliable evidence to measure the extent of AMR in animals and food at local, regional, and […]

  •   23 May 2024

    Genomic insights of Salmonella isolated from dry fermented sausage production chains in Spain and France

    A study investigating 173 Salmonella isolates from dry fermented sausage production chains in France and Spain identified ten serovars and thirteen sequence type profiles. The most common serovar was the monophasic variant of S. Typhimurium, found in pig carcasses. The serovars contained the most multidrug resistance genes, with 91% of strains carrying these genes. Salmonella […]

  •   06 May 2024

    Tackling antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is leading the global response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the food and agriculture sectors, guided by the FAO Action Plan on AMR 2021-2025. The report outlines FAO’s activities at global, regional, and country levels, highlighting its role in global governance, progress on implementing national […]


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