Antibiotics in dairy sector: Online meeting on antibiotic use in the Indian dairy sector

An online meeting on antibiotic use in the dairy sector was organized by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The meeting was based on CSE’s assessment published in its fortnightly magazine, Down to Earth in June 2020, which highlighted indiscriminate antibiotic use in this sector and also pointed pointed towards inadequate focus on testing for antibiotic residues in the milk by processors. The meeting was aimed to discuss these issues and chart out measures to limit antibiotic misuse in the dairy sector in view of the growing burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It was attended by experts from the Centre and states, across animal husbandry, food safety, human-health, drug control, pollution control departments, along with representation from dairy federations, scientific and research institutions.



Press release
New Delhi, July 29, 2020
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List of Participants
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Animal Husbandry Sector
By: Livestock Health Division Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries
Preserving critically important antimicrobials (for humans)
By: Dr Anuj Sharma
Technical officer – AMR, Labs and IPC WHO Country Office for India
CSE findings on antibiotic use in the Indian dairy sector
By: Rajeshwari Sinha
Deputy Programme Manager Food Safety and Toxins, CSE
Management of Waste from Dairy Farms
By: Vinay Prabhakar
Scientist ‘B’
Approaches and road map to minimize antibiotic residues in milk
By: K Rana
Antimicrobial Resistance- CDSCO perspective
Dy. Drugs Controller (I), CDSCO