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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

  •   22 February 2021

    Antibiotics Use in Food Animal Production: Escalation of Antimicrobial Resistance: Where Are We Now in Combating AMR?

    The use of antibiotics has been very beneficial to human health, animal wellbeing, and food
    production, however, there are no alternatives to antimicrobials in treating infectious diseases

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  •   22 February 2021

    Robustness in quantifying the abundance of antimicrobial resistance genes in pooled faeces samples from batches of slaughter pigs using metagenomics analysis

    With the continued spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals, it is important to assess its occurrence throughout a microbiome quantitatively in order to evaluate significantly affecting factors e.g. antimicrobial usage.

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  •   19 February 2021

    Understanding farmers’ and veterinarians’ behavior in relation to antimicrobial use and resistance in dairy cattle: A systematic review

    To tackle antimicrobial resistance, it is vital that farmers’ and veterinarians’ antimicrobial use behaviors and attitudes toward resistance are understood so that we can identify how beliefs and motives influence practices.

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