Food safety

WHO global principles for the containment of antimicrobial resistance in animals intended for food


Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English



WHO Consultation on Global Principles for the Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals Intended for Food was held from 5 to 9 June 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO, FAO, OIE and 14 other governmental and non-governmental international organizations, federations and associations participated in the meeting. The meeting was focused on the public and human health aspects of antimicrobial use in animals intended for food while recognizing the ongoing need for antimicrobial treatment of diseased animals.