Anatara e-news 18/03/16
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Anatara Interim Financial Report

Anatara Lifesciences recently released its Appendix 4D Interim Financial Report for the half year ended 31 December 2015.

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Cargill eliminates 20% of shared-class antibiotics from beef cattle

Cargill (the largest privately held corporation in the USA) announced March 8 that it is eliminating 20% of shared-class antibiotics — those deemed important for human medicine and farm animals — from its cattle feedyards. The total number of cattle involved annually is approximately 1.2 million head.

Implementation of this decision builds upon Cargill’s 2014 decision to eliminate growth promoting antibiotics from its U.S. turkey business. Cargill will also continue to explore alternatives to antibiotics that could further reduce their use in beef cattle. 

Please click here to view the official Cargill press release.

In-N-Out Burger beefs up its promise of antibiotic-free meat

The family-owned US hamburger chain, In-N-Out Burger, is the newest target in a push by public health, environmental and consumer groups to convince high-profile food sellers to stop serving meat from animals fed a routine diet of antibiotics.

In response, last month the fast food chain announced it will cease sourcing beef “that is not raised with antibiotics important to human medicine.”

Such campaigns have been gaining traction among mainstream fast-food restaurant companies. Notably, McDonald's Corp has set a 2017 deadline for its switch to chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. Elsewhere, the Subway sandwich chain has committed to transition away from all meats raised on antibiotics.   Read More >>

European Parliament vote to update laws on veterinary medicines

The European Parliament's Environment and Public Health Committee voted last month to update an EU law on veterinary medicines. They advocate limiting prophylactic use of antimicrobials to single animals and that metaphylatic use to be restricted to clinically-ill and high risk animals. Furthermore, the committee backed measures to encourage research into new antimicrobials.

Please click here to view the official europarl press release.

Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens Continue to Spread in EU

Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest annual report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria, released earlier this month by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).  Read More >>

Appearance of antibiotic-resistance genes in agricultural soils

In the latest edition of Nature's Scientific Reports journal, Danish and UK scientists have shown that reducing non-therapeutic antibiotic use in agriculture can reduce levels of antibiotic-resistance genes in the environment.

"A strong bridge between clinical and agricultural AR is apparent, and to reduce globally increasing AR, antibiotic use and stewardship must improve across all sectors."   Read More >>

News from across the globe

Scientific American
February 16 2016

Curb Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals"

PEW Charitable Trusts
February 11 2016

"Test Your Antibiotic Smarts"

New Food Magazine
February 11 2016

FAO calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance"

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