"Control of Zoonoses and Prevention and monitoring of Anti-microbial Resistance in the food chain” - 2015/2017 - CHAFEA N° – 2014 96 05

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Contract N°CHAFEA N°2014 96 05

Training Courses on “Control of Zoonoses and Prevention and monitoring of Anti-microbial Resistance in the food chain”.

 

 

 

 

  • The contract included the organization of two different training courses with a total of eight 3-days’ sessions: 4 on Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR) and 4 on Control of Zoonoses. The participants supported by the project came from EU Member States, Candidate Countries, EFTA-EEA countires, ENP countries and China.

Objectives

This project intended to cover relevant aspects applicable to monitoring and control of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and related anti-microbial resistance and prevention of anti-microbial resistance.

v    Course 1: Control of zoonoses, with a particular focus on the control of Salmonella in poultry and pigs and Campylobacter along the poultry meat production chain

The objective of Course 1 was to further harmonise the approaches of the Member States on the control of zoonoses and of zoonotic agents. It primarily aimed to increase the effectiveness of the controls carried out by staff of competent authorities in the Member States involved in the implementation and reporting on the control zoonoses and zoonotic agents, in particular Salmonella, and in those zoonoses and zoonotic agents which were monitored and controlled in the primary production in the framework of control and eradication programmes executed in relevant animal populations in order to reach the requested targets for reduction as well as epidemiological indicators set in the Member States.

 

Course 2: Prevention and monitoring of AMR in the food chain (animals and food)

The objective of Course 2 was to further harmonise the approaches and practices of the Member States in order to increase the effectiveness of the controls carried out by staff of the competent authority to verify compliance with the legal requirements in the field of antimicrobial consumption and AMR monitoring, reporting and control.

 

Impact

The training demonstrated that there was high interest from participants to further understand EU legislation and controls on Zoonoses and on Anti-microbial resistance. At the end of the programme, participants gained more knowledge on:

Course 1 on Control of zoonoses

 

  • Assessment of the public health impact of Salmonella and Campylobacter
  • EU Provisions on the control of Salmonella
  • Risk factors for Salmonella and Campylobacter in pigs and poultry
  • Biosecurity measures for the control of Salmonella and Campylobacter
  • Risk management and control options for Salmonella and Campylobacter

 

Course 2 on Prevention and monitoring of AMR in the food chain

 

  • European Commission Action Plan
  • Relevant international initiatives in the field of AMR
  • EU legislation on AMR and antimicrobials’ use
  • Monitoring and reporting of AMR
  • EU legislation on monitoring the use of antimicrobials
  • Commission guidance document on prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine
  • Best practices in promoting and strengthening prudent use of antimicrobials

 

 

Support provided by the project

155 participants were supported by the project. 77 attended the training on Zoonoses and 78 the training on AMR. In particular 142 participants from EU MS and CC; 4 from EFTA and EEA countries; 8 from ENP countries and 1 from China.

 

Consortium Partners

  • Leader: AETS
  • Partners: France Vétérinaire International


Technical Partners : N/A

Contact Person:

  • Pietro D’Elia, Project Manager, JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING