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Rev Sci Tech. 2012 Apr;31(1):317-23.

Antimicrobial resistance and the activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

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Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization Food Standards Programme, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.


The Codex Alimentarius Commission has been working on the subject of antimicrobial resistance, mainly through the activities of the Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods and the ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. Principal texts developed by Codex include the 'Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-2005) and 'Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance' (CAC/GL 77-2011). The successful containment of antimicrobial resistance requires the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders, working together to protect consumer health by ensuring the safety of food products of animal origin.

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