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New FAO project on the implementation of Codex standards to support containment and reduction of foodborne antimicrobial resistance

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    How can Codex standards help tackle foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR)?
    Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT)
    2023
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    The Codex Alimentarius, international food standards, guidelines and codes of practices contribute to food safety and fair trade. Codex has developed several texts for Codex members and observers to address foodborne AMR, including Codex compendium on foodborne AMR. This brochure highlights key elements of the Codex compendium on foodborne AMR.
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    ACT now. Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT)
    Foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat. There is no time to wait.
    2023
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious global health threat and a food safety issue of primary concern. Governments and international organizations have recognized that the issue has to be approached in a multidisciplinary manner, addressing animal, plant, and human health as well as the environment under the One Health approach. This brochure presents the FAO project to facilitate the implementation of Codex texts on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to support the containment and reduction of foodborne AMR. It also briefly describes what different target audiences (government authorities, producers and processors of food, animal, and plants/crops health professionals, consumers) can do in addressing this issue.
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    Codex standards and antimicrobial resistance
    Applying Codex Alimentarius standards and guidelines can minimize this risk
    2020
    This infographic notes the importance of antimicrobials for healthy animals and crops and describes the Codex standards, guidelines and codes of practice useful for governments as part of their strategy to minimize the risk, antimicrobials resistance (AMR) presents to consumers, trade and livelihoods.

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