Retailers, manufacturers, processors and food service companies have come together, under the banner of the Food Industry Initiative on Antimicrobials (FIIA), to promote and support responsible antibiotic use and action on antimicrobial resistance. This initiative supports and engages with the broad range of groups already working in this area with the aim of ensuring that work is aligned and duplication of effort is avoided. By working together, the members of FIIA are able to harness their collective power to influence activity and support best practice.
The overall objective of the FIIA is to target the use of antimicrobials in a way that promotes animal health and welfare — at the same time as reducing potential antimicrobial resistance due to any overuse of antibiotics in particular. In order to facilitate this, measurement of antibiotic use, and support for farmers are key priorities.
The FIIA has a website outlining its approach and its three policies on responsible use of antibiotics, measurement of antibiotic data, and access to and use of industry data. Please visit www.fiia.co.uk for more information.
For further information please contact FIIA Secretariat Amy Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org