The collection and processing of pig and poultry samples collected by food business operators at slaughter.
This webinar guidance is presented by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
The VMD is responsible for the statutory monitoring of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria from food producing animals in the UK 2014-2020, as required under Commission Decision 2013/652/EU.
A component of this work is the monitoring of AMR in Salmonella from fattening pigs, broilers, and fattening turkeys at slaughter. Samples collected in slaughterhouses under Regulation 2073/2005 are used as source of isolates for the AMR testing specified in Commission Decision 2013/652 EU.
This webinar was hosted on the 11th of April 2016 to provide guidance for food business operator staff and private laboratories responsible for the collection and testing of carcase samples under Regulation 2073/2005.