June 27, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is announcing a public meeting of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) on July 20, 2011, in St. Louis, Missouri, following the 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention.
The purpose of the meeting is to explore different animal and retail sampling strategies in an effort to modify the existing NARMS sampling scheme. An opportunity for public comment will be provided during the meeting.
NARMS is a national public health surveillance system that tracks antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria. The NARMS program was established in 1996 as a partnership between the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Federal Register Notice of the meeting announcement can be found at: