Reducing antimicrobial resistance in food production

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Published: 20/01/2022

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Language: English

In our latest publication Reducing antimicrobial resistance in food production: How healthcare professionals can help, we look at the role of healthcare professionals in preventing the misuse of antimicrobials in food production.

Excessive use of antimicrobials in food production contributes to the problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and it is associated with a growing number of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans through the environment and through direct contact with animals throughout the food supply chain. The healthcare sector can play a role in tackling this problem by leveraging its significant purchasing power and adopting sustainable procurement practices to drive sustainability in the food supply chain.