01 / 02 / 2014

An Emerging Biohazard in Food Safety: Antibiotic/Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR)

In the recent years, understanding the dissemination ways of resistant bacteria and genes coding for resistance and their detection have shifted the emphasis toward public health related issues. This phenomenon was firstly described on 1940 shortly after antibiotic that has ended numerous infectious diseases was discovered. At the present time, it is considered as a biohazard.

Regulatory Aspects of Antibiotics/Antimicrobials in the Foods and Food Chain in Turkey

Recognition of the risks associated with the both active and passive consumption of antibiotics on human health has led the Turkish authorities to ban the use of certain antibiotics in animal food production and to establish maximum residue limits for those with known risk. Based on the Regulation (EC) No 470/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down Community procedures for the establishment of residue limits of pharmacologically active substances in foodstuffs of animal origin, Turkey introduced the Turkish Food Codex on the Classification of pharmacologically active substances and maximum residue limits of them in foodstuffs of animal origin on 4 May 2012.

Please contact the authors to read the full article :ihakkitekiner@aydin.edu.tr ; aylin@songul.av.tr

Our appreciation goes to Mr.İsmail Hakkı TEKİNER-Researcher/Doctoral Student for his contribution to this publication from Food Engineering Department of Istanbul Aydın University-Florya-İstanbul

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