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.
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
21 May 2019
AI-powered ‘knowledge engine’ a game-changer for antibiotic resistance
A groundbreaking project to tackle one of the world’s most pressing and complex health challenges – antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – has secured a $1 million boost. UTS will lead a consortium of 26 researchers from 14 organisations in the development of an AMR ‘knowledge engine’ capable of predicting outbreaks and informing interventions, supported by a grant from the Medical Research Future Fund.Read more...
18 May 2019
UK global approach to tackling the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gets UN recognition.
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has awarded official designation to the UK International Reference Centre for AMR.Read more...
18 May 2019
Government launches ‘One Health’ approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Food Standards Agency have launched a five-year action plan to fight antimicrobial resistance.Read more...
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