Our Senior Advisor Dennis Erpelding represented the International Poultry Council as their Scientific Advisor at the CODEX Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance held recently in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

The meeting made good progress on the “Code of Practice to Minimise and Contain Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance”. Mr. Erpelding made several interventions regarding the need to take a scientific based approach that differentiates medically important antimicrobials so that industry can prioritise resources to have the most impact in addressing antimicrobial resistance.

Mr. Erpelding held discussions at the sidelines with representatives of international organisations, including OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) on the need for greater collaboration under the One Health approach to addressing the risk of antimicrobial resistance.