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Corporate food retailers, meat supply chains, and the responsibilities of tackling antimicrobial resistance: Stakeholder report 2018

Corporate food retailers, meat supply chains, and the responsibilities of tackling antimicrobial resistance: Stakeholder report 2018
Corporate food retailers, meat supply chains, and the responsibilities of tackling antimicrobial resistance: Stakeholder report 2018
This report provides the key findings and recommendations of a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Cross Council Initiative on ‘Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)’. Our project is a Pump Priming study funded as part of Theme 4: ‘Tackling AMR beyond the Healthcare Setting’. The aim of the project is to address the responsibility of retailers in tackling the AMR challenge in the context of their chicken and pork supply chains, and to investigate this evolving role and how it might be shaped in the future, both in the UK and also extending to the global scale. This research is significant in light of the O’Neill (2016) report on Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally, the Government Response to the Review of Antimicrobial Resistance (HM Government, 2016) and subsequent roles played by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in taking forward their recommendations regarding the setting of targets for the reduction of antibiotic use, support for antimicrobial stewardship in the food system and the development of codes and standards for addressing AMR in the food system at both national and global levels. The O’Neill Report (2016: 29) calls for “producers, retailers and regulators to agree standards for ‘responsible use’. These standards could then be developed and implemented as an internationally recognised label, or used by existing certification bodies.”
Antimicrobial resistance, food retail, meat supply chains, pork, chicken, consumer
Newcastle University
Hocknell, Suzanne
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Hocknell, Suzanne, Hughes, Alex, Roe, Emma, Keevil, Bill, Wrigley, Neil and Lowe, Michelle (2018) Corporate food retailers, meat supply chains, and the responsibilities of tackling antimicrobial resistance: Stakeholder report 2018 Newcastle University 24pp.

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Abstract

This report provides the key findings and recommendations of a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Cross Council Initiative on ‘Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)’. Our project is a Pump Priming study funded as part of Theme 4: ‘Tackling AMR beyond the Healthcare Setting’. The aim of the project is to address the responsibility of retailers in tackling the AMR challenge in the context of their chicken and pork supply chains, and to investigate this evolving role and how it might be shaped in the future, both in the UK and also extending to the global scale. This research is significant in light of the O’Neill (2016) report on Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally, the Government Response to the Review of Antimicrobial Resistance (HM Government, 2016) and subsequent roles played by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in taking forward their recommendations regarding the setting of targets for the reduction of antibiotic use, support for antimicrobial stewardship in the food system and the development of codes and standards for addressing AMR in the food system at both national and global levels. The O’Neill Report (2016: 29) calls for “producers, retailers and regulators to agree standards for ‘responsible use’. These standards could then be developed and implemented as an internationally recognised label, or used by existing certification bodies.”

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Published date: 19 November 2018
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, food retail, meat supply chains, pork, chicken, consumer

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Local EPrints ID: 426402
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426402
PURE UUID: 752471f7-b86b-4f9a-b785-8b74cc9bbed8
ORCID for Emma Roe: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4674-2133
ORCID for Bill Keevil: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1917-7706
ORCID for Neil Wrigley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3967-5668

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Date deposited: 27 Nov 2018 17:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:55

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