FAO develops antimicrobial resistance data platform to monitor food safety risks

GLOBAL – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is creating a platform dubbed the “International Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring (InFARM) platform” to gather data on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food and agriculture that may help to manage the risks. Food is a significant factor in the spread of AMR. The presence of AMR microorganisms in the agrifood…

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Stakeholders call for swifter action to combat antimicrobial resistance

OMAN – The Third Global High-Level Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, hosted in Muscat, Oman, has spelt out targets to address the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge, that risks becoming a global health and developmental threat. The conference concludes World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, an annual week-long global effort that brings together leaders from all industries to emphasize the steps needed…

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