Three European agencies concerned about the impact antibiotic use on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria are reporting new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance across the continent.

The new report comes from the European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

“To contain antibiotic resistance…

author mug Vytenis AndriukaitisEditor’s note: These are the prepared remarks delivered by Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety 2014-2019, this past week. Many of the challenges and actions he describes mirror situations in the U.S. with the Food Safety Modernization Act and other initiatives regarding food additives and labeling.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a…