Reducing farm antibiotic use – FRC Roundtable

Reducing farm antibiotic use – FRC Roundtable



On 29th June, a group of experts attended a roundtable event co-hosted by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics and the Food Research Collaboration at the Centre for Food Policy at City University London. The event was chaired by the FRC’s Founder and Special Advisor, Professor Tim Lang. Participants consisted of 26 representatives from organic and non-organic livestock and veterinary industries, civil society organisations, retail and foodservice sectors, and policy and health actors.

In order to safeguard human, animal and ecosystem health, a dramatic reduction in farm-antibiotic use is needed. The event aimed to identify the major barriers blocking progress and the policies and practices required to overcome them. A full report on the discussion that took place is available to download. A press release summarising the event can also be downloaded from this page.

Participant list

• Javier Dominguez, Veterinary Director – Food Standards Agency
• Peter Plate DrMedVet MRCVS – Endell Veterinary Group
• Gwen Rees BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MVCNZ – PhD Scholar in Clinical Veterinary Science, Honorary Teaching Fellow in Farm Animal Population Medicine, University of Bristol
• Dr Georgina Crayford, Senior Policy Adviser – National Pig Association
• Daniel Parker, Veterinary Adviser – British Poultry Council
• David Finlay, Managing Director – Cream o’ Galloway
• Howard Revell, Chair – Responsible Health Group for Waitrose Farming Partnership
• Sophie Stoye – Eastbrook Farm
• Steve Eldridge, Policy Advisor & Communications and Outreach – Veterinary Medicines Directorate
• Gwyn Jones, Chairman – RUMA
• Peter Melchett, Policy Director – Soil Association
• John Isherwood, Head of Sustainability – Pret-A-Manger
• Geraldine Gilbert, Principal Sustainability Advisor – Forum for the Future
• Richard Young, Policy Director – Sustainable Food Trust
• Dr Angela Wright, Head of Science & Education – Compassion in World Farming
• Georgia Farnworth, Policy Officer – Soil Association
• Phil Hambling, Agriculture Manager – Sainsburys
• Coilin Nunan, Scientific Advisor – Alliance to Save our Antibiotics
• Emma Rose, Co-ordinator – Alliance to Save our Antibiotics
• Prof Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy – Centre for Food Policy, City University
• Dr Victoria Schoen, Research Fellow – City University
• Mary Atkinson, Network Co-ordinator – City University
• Dr David McCoy, Director – Medact
• Haydn Evans, Parceithin Farm
• Anna Glayzer, Advocacy manager – Consumers International
• Andrew Wasley, Journalist- Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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