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