CSIR-CFTRI has announced that it will be conducting a two-day workshop on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food chain at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru on March 26 and 27, 2020.
It will be jointly organised by the Department of Microbiology and Fermentation technology (M&FT) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most crucial public health problems these days. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics in different sectors, especially in animal husbandry and agriculture, aid in increasing the presence of antimicrobial organisms through food chain. Colistin resistance bacteria, found in vegetables, is one such example. AMR is being viewed as a shared challenge that requires a vigorous response in all including human, veterinary, fishery and environment.
Researchers and scientists, lecturers and professors, students from universities and colleges, industrial delegates with background of microbiology, biotechnology, dairy and food technology can be the part of the workshop.
The workshop will highlight the recent developments in the field of antimicrobial resistance in food chain. It will create an awareness among the people about the importance and judicious use of antibiotics.