Work plan discussion on future meetings and any other business
Group to discuss the role of whole genome sequencing in investigations of AMR. It was recognised that that there was merit in considering how WGS could be used to check the growing challenge of AMR.
Regarding the issues relating to food safety risk of recycled manure solids (RMS) used as bedding for dairy cattle, it confirmed that the full Committee accepted the recommendation of two of its members that considered the findings of the research carried out by Quality Milk Management Services. The study did not find any associations between RMS use and an increased risk of milk contamination with zoonotic pathogens as mandatory pasteurization would effectively control bacterial hazards.The Committee accepted the members’ recommendation that there was no need for an ACMSF subgroup to look at this issue further.
The group agreed to review its terms of terms of reference at a future meeting.