MASTERCLASS IN ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP POLICY FOR FOOD BUSINESSES
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is amongst the most significant health threats facing humanity, predicted to cost the lives of 10 million people per year by 2050. With mounting climate awareness and global disruption caused by COVID-19, the ‘silent pandemic’ of AMR has received less attention in recent years, but is presenting an ever escalating threat to human, animal and environmental health.
This 1-2 hour online masterclass is aimed at food industry professionals – including retailers, food service businesses, suppliers, processors and farming integrations. Learn how to practically create an antimicrobial stewardship policy for your business and become a champion for public health, animal welfare and long-term value creation.
Globally, the food industry is the largest consumer of antibiotics, and their misuse in agricultural settings presents a systemic risk to business, trade and investor portfolios. Some retail and food service businesses are leading the way on antimicrobial stewardship, with AMR policies and data reporting increasingly included in their terms of business for suppliers.
Food industry knowledge, policies and leadership are key to the global fight against AMR.
“These are excellent resources that will help to elevate the level of understanding and appreciation of this complex topic within the food supply chain globally. The end result should be that food businesses are able to develop sensible, effective policies on antibiotic stewardship that never compromise animal health and welfare or food safety.”
RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA)
“The overuse of antibiotics on farms is now widely recognised as a contributor to the development of antimicrobial resistance and a cause of systemic risk both within the food industry and across the wider economy.”
Protein Producer Index Report, FAIRR 2019
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Antibiotic stewardship, the approach to using antibiotics responsibly in people and animals, is fundamental to reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance and tackling this global threat to public health. In this ‘masterclass’ module, we will explore the necessary elements of an antibiotic stewardship policy. We will provide the opportunity to critique an existing company policy, and to craft a new stewardship policy for a food business.
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