Manual for reporting on antimicrobial resistance within the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC and indicator bacteria for information derived from the year 2013

Question Number
EFSA-Q-2014-00050
Issued
25 March 2014
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Abstract

This Reporting Manual provides guidance for reporting on antimicrobial resistance under the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC as well as indicator bacteria in animals, food and feed. Also guidance for reporting on prevalence, genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from food-producing animals, and food derived thereof, is included. The objective is to harmonise and streamline the reporting made by the Member States to ensure that the data collected are relevant and easy to analyse at the European Union level. Detailed guidelines are provided for reporting of data in the table and text forms. This guidance typically applies to Salmonella, Campylobacter coli and jejuni, animal species and food categories to be reported on. Guidance is also provided on indicator Escherichia coli and Enterococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).This manual is specifically aimed at guiding the reporting of information deriving from the year 2013.

Summary

This Reporting Manual provides guidance on reporting on antimicrobial resistance under the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC as well as indicator bacteria in animals, food and feed. Also guidance for reporting on prevalence, genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from food-producing animals, and food derived thereof, is included. The objective is to harmonise and streamline the reporting made by the Member States to ensure   that the data collected are relevant and easy to analyse at the European Union level. Detailed guidelines are provided for reporting of data in the table and text forms through the web-based application. This manual typically applies to the agents, animal species and food categories to be reported. Instructions are given on the description of the sampling and monitoring schemes as well as analyses of the results in the national reports.

This manual covers Salmonella, Campylobacter coli and jejuni, indicator Escherichia coli, Enterococcus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) included in the current data collection through the web-based reporting system. These instructions are also applicable to reporting through the Data Collection Framework. Detailed guidelines are provided on reporting of the data in the table and text forms of the web reporting application.

This manual is specifically aimed at Member State data providers to guide the reporting of information deriving from the year 2013.

Published
28 March 2014