ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
Host Government: Republic of Korea
The ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance was established in 2007 with a mandate to develop science-based guidance, taking full account of its risk analysis principles and the work and standards of other relevant international organizations, such as FAO, WHO, and OIE. The intent of this guidance is to assess the risks to human health associated with the presence in food and feed including aquaculture and the transmission through food and feed of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms and antimicrobial resistance genes and to develop appropriate risk management advice based on that assessment to reduce such risk.
The Task Force completed its work on Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance in 2009. The Codex Alimentarius Commission adopted those Guidelines in 2011 and the Task Force was dissolved.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
South Building, Room 4861
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: (202) 205-7760
Fax: (202) 720-3157
Requests for Comments
- List of Circulating Letters/Comments due for Codex Committees: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/circular-letters/en/
Delegate's Report of the Third Session of the Task Force held in Jeju, Republic of Korea, Oct 12-16, 2009
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