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Antimicrobial Related Acronyms

ACAF Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs.
ACMSF Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food.
AFBI Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, DARD.
AGP Antimicrobial Growth Promoter.
AH Animal Health.
AHWEB&VPS Animal Health and Welfare Evidence Base and Veterinary Professonal Services, Food and Farming Group, Defra.
AMR Antimicrobial Resistance.
AMRAP Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan, Northern Ireland.
ARHAI Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections.
BVA British Veterinary Association.
CEFAS Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Defra.


Chemicals Regulation Directorate, Health & Safety Executive.
CVMP Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products.
DARC Defra Antimicrobial Resistance Coordination Group.
DARD Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
DH Department of Health.
EARSS European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System.
EFSA European Food Safety Authority.
EPC Welsh Assembly Government Department for Environment, Planning & Countryside.
ESAC European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption.
ESBL Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase.
EU European Union.
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation.
FDA Food and Drug Administration, United States.
FEFANA European Association of Feed Additives Manufacturers.
FFG Food and Farming Group.
FSA Food Standards Agency.
HPA Health Protection Agency.
HPS Health Protection Scotland.
JECFA Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.
JEMRA Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment.
MDR Multi Drug Resistant.
MIC Minimum Inhibitory Concentration.
MRSA Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
NHS National Health Service.
NOAH National Office of Animal Health Ltd.
OIE Office International des Epizooties.
PLDS Public Health Protection, Livestock, Demographics and Surveillance, Food and Farming Group, Defra.
PPA Prescription Prescribing Authority.
PSD Pesticides Safety Directorate, Health & Safety Executive.
PT Phage Type.
R&D Research and Development.
RADAR Rapid Analysis and Detection of Animal - related Risks.
RUMA Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance.
RVC Royal Veterinary College.
SAC Scottish Agricultural College.
SG Scottish Government.
SIC Special Import Certificate.
SSRL Scottish Salmonella, Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory
STC Special Treatment Certificate.
UKZADI UK Zoonoses, Animal Diseases and Infections.
VLA Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Defra.
VMD Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Defra.
VPC Veterinary Products Committee.
VSD Veterinary Surveillance Division, Defra.
VSS Veterinary Surveillance Strategy.
WHO World Health Organisation.
Last Updated: 21 January 2011

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