JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is promoting the consumption of antimicrobial residues-free poultry products at the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) in Metro city, Lampung, South Sumatra on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
In this event, MoA collaborated with Livestock and Animal Health Services for Lampung Province, Food Security, Agriculture and Fisheries Services for Metro City, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Lampung Layer Farmer Association (PPN).
Director General of Livestock and Animal Health of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nasrullah said that antimicrobial resistance is a threat to public health because it can be disseminate through the food chain.
The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with FAO in recent years has tried to persuade various parties to consider and contribute in combating the rate of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as well as promoting safe and high-quality poultry products for the public.
"We appreciate Lampung Province’s strong commitment, including from the associations and poultry farmers in this province to combat antimicrobial resistance, through various efforts to implement the good practices for animal products supply," said Nasrullah.
"We need to collaborate with all parties and encourage changes in behavior for the prudent use of antimicrobials and create a society that fond to consume eggs for people to be prosperous and healthy," said Wahdi Siradjuddin, the Mayor of Metro City.