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Codex task force seeking consensus on antimicrobial resistance

Codex

Nov 23, 2020

The 43rd Codex Alimentarius Commission, which ended on Friday 6 November focused on the draft standards relayed by the committees that were held since September 2019. Among the topics discussed was the work of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR), an area of great international interest.

After a lengthy discussion, Members agreed on the preliminary adoption of the revision of Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance (CXC 61-2005),noting the importance of finalizing the work at the next meeting, TFAMR08 which will be held in 2021, due to the urgency of AMR issues.

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