Several members of the EFFORT consortium have been present and talked at the IAFP’s European Symposium on Food Safety organised in Athens, on the 11-13 May. A session dedicated to "Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain" was held on Thursday 12th May 13:30-15:00.
The purpose of this session was to give an overview of the problem of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain. The session featured speakers from the WHO and scientists involved in EFFORT; one from the food industry, and an academic scientist.
The session programme booklet found below contains information on the session background and provides an abstract and short biography of the speakers.
The Speaker presentations are downloadable here below :
Introduction to antimicrobial resistance in the food chain
The relevance of tackling antimicrobial resistance from a global point of view.
- Dr Hilde Kruse – WHO Europe, DK
A global vision for antimicrobial stewardship in food animals
Preserving antimicrobial effectiveness in the future trough ethical practices today.
- Dr Derk Oorburg – VION Food Group, NL
Biophysical parameters affecting gene transfer in the food chain
Preliminary results from the EFFORT FP7 EU project.
- Prof. Bruno Gonzalez – Complutense University Madrid, ES