Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

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IDSA updates infectious diarrhea guidelines

By Joseph James Whitworth

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infectious diarrhea have been updated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Food experts have warned there are currently no alternatives to antibiotics

‘No alternatives to antibiotics’ warns expert

By Oscar Rousseau

Leading food scientist Johanna Fink-Gremmels has warned that if meat-producing livestock is infected with a disease and requires treatment there are “no alternatives to antibiotics”.

Health for Animals has warned livestock drugs could be limited to a 'small and elite group'

Failure to boost meat drugs poses public health risk

By Oscar Rousseau

An inability to develop new medicine for food-giving animals or remove “unnecessary” red tape could cause problems for animal and human health, an influential veterinary body has warned.

EU ministers are expected to debate the online sale of antibiotics

Veterinary drug rules must boost innovation, says IFAH-Europe

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

New EU legislation on veterinary medicines must increase innovation in the meat and livestock sector, Roxane Feller, secretary general of the International Federation of Animal Health (IFAH-Europe), told GlobalMeatNews. 

Gwyn Jones (centre): the challenge is

Be ‘pragmatic’ on antibiotics, Gwyn Jones tells EU

By Oscar Rousseau

Gwyn Jones,the newly-elected chairman of animal health for Copa and Cogeca, has used his new position to call on EU politicians to be sensible and realistic in their review on antibiotic legislation.

Examples of how countries marked World Health Day on the theme of food safety

Food safety brought to the fore by WHO

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food safety in countries including Montenegro, Slovenia, Turkey and Moldova has been highlighted as part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) World Health Day.

Dr Gilmour will start work from next month.

PHAC names scientific director general

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has appointed Dr Matthew Gilmour as scientific director general National Public Health Laboratories.

IFAH has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly

Conference calls for responsible use of livestock antibiotics

By Oli Haenlein

The 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam recently drew to a close, and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has appealed to those engaged in animal health to use antibiotics responsibly.

FAO says sustained support for monitoring systems is vital

Animal disease monitoring is critical for human health, says FAO

By Georgi Gyton

Health and agriculture ministers were told that monitoring animal disease plays a critical role in preventing human disease threats, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a meeting in Indonesia yesterday (20 August).

FAO calls for policy shift on diseases

FAO calls for comprehensive global policy shift

By Keith Nuthall

The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a comprehensive and global response from governments to limit the potential of the world’s growing meat and livestock sector to spread disease to human consumers.

Picture: FDA. The agency aims to phase out certain antibiotic use in farm animals

FDA issues voluntary antibiotics approach

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has produced a voluntary approach which includes plans to phase out the use of some antibiotics for enhanced food production.

Study links food packaging chemical to cardiovascular disease

Packaging chemical link to cardiovascular disease

By Rod Addy

A chemical found commonly in food packaging has been linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a report published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine.

OIE director Bernard Vallat

OIE likely to ban growth-promoting antibiotics

By Melodie Michel

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is likely to ban the prophylactic use of antibiotics on livestock in the next few years, OIE director Bernard Vallat has said.


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