Anatara e-news 07/05/15
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Canada taking action on antimicrobial resistance

The Canadian Pork Council supports the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance. Health Canada intends to introduce regulatory amendments that will better align Canadian oversight on the importation of veterinary drugs for own use (OUI) and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) with other countries.

Tyson Foods to end use of human antibiotics in US chickens by 2017

Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas-based chicken and meat company also said Tuesday it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its other protein businesses, which include pork and beef.
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WHO report finds systems to combat antibiotic resistance lacking

A new report, "Worldwide country situation analysis: Response to antimicrobial resistance", which outlines the survey findings, reveals that while much activity is underway and many governments are committed to addressing the problem, there are major gaps in actions needed across all 6 WHO regions to prevent the misuse of antibiotics and reduce spread of antimicrobial resistance.

While there is a lot to be encouraged by, much more work needs to be done to combat one of the most serious global health threats of our time,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security. 

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And in other news...

Daily Mirror
April 2015

"Antibiotic resistant superbugs could kill more than a MILLION people by 2025"

The Washington Post
April 2015

"What Tyson’s pledge to stop using human antibiotics in chicken means for the future of superbugs"

The Hill
May 2015

"Killing the superbug: A call for Congressional action"

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