Presenter Information

Dik Mevius

Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

Since the detection of Livestock Associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) in pigs and other food-producing animals, the levels of concern about the consequences of antimicrobial resistant organisms in animals and foods thereof for public health have substantially increased. As a result, the topic of antimicrobial resistance in animal bacteria currently has a prominent position on the agenda of policy makers of national authorities and the EU. Moreover, EFSA has installed expert working groups to advise the European Commission on the risk associated with these organisms.

Book Title

32nd International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

91

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-584

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Antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals of public health concern. An overview of the current situation and options for control

Maastricht, Netherlands

Since the detection of Livestock Associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) in pigs and other food-producing animals, the levels of concern about the consequences of antimicrobial resistant organisms in animals and foods thereof for public health have substantially increased. As a result, the topic of antimicrobial resistance in animal bacteria currently has a prominent position on the agenda of policy makers of national authorities and the EU. Moreover, EFSA has installed expert working groups to advise the European Commission on the risk associated with these organisms.