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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

  •   07 November 2019

    Antimicrobial Resistance Factors of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated from Cattle Farms and Raw Beef in North-West Province, South Africa

    Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) producing Enterobacteriaceae cause severe infections in humans which leads to complicated diseases. There is increasing evidence that cattle contribute to the development and spread of multidrug resistant pathogens and this raises public health concern.

  •   31 October 2019

    Milk in India is certainly not as safe as the food regulator claims

    The recent report released by FSSAI about its milk survey shows many glaring discrepancies

  •   29 October 2019

    Reframing Resistance

    How to communicate about antimicrobial resistance effectively.


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