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US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. | July 2022

A summary report about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Alternatives to Antibiotics (ATA) Accomplishment Summary between fiscal year 2019-2021.

US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service. | June 2022

A report on the Hong Kong import standards that reflect changes to the 2022 FAIRS report: 1) Section II – Labeling. Effective December 1, 2023, food containing hydrogenated oils must be labeled. 2) Section III – Packaging. Glass and plastic bottles will be subject to additional levies. 3) Section VI – Other Requirements, Regulations, and Registration Measures.

Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) | June 2022

The U.S. Government’s Interagency Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) has produced four previous reports on progress toward the 2015 Plan. This Year 5 Report presents highlights of activities achieved during the last year of the 2015 Plan and summarizes major accomplishments achieved between 2015 and 2020.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. | May 2022

The publication is a review of short briefs describing emerging areas of science that are important from a food safety perspective.  A key driver identified in the report is climate change and its impact on food safety.

American Academy of Microbiology. | May 2022

The American Academy of Microbiology report on microbes and climate change includes recommendations from experts from diverse backgrounds who share ideas for academic policy makers to promote innovation for microbe driven climate change solutions.

World Health Organization. | January 2022

The WHO/FAO/OIE technical brief on WASH and wastewater management to reduce the spread of AMR provides a summary of evidence and rationale for WASH and wastewater actions within AMR NAPs and sector specific policy to combat AMR. Evidence and actions are presented in the domains of; coordination and leadership, households and communities, health care facilities, animal and plant production, manufacturing of antimicrobials, and surveillance and research.

US Department of Agriculture | October 2021

The US Department of Agriculture most frequently asked questions and responses about the Coronavirus and Food Safety.