On March 2, 2022, Exempt Resolution No. 1,012 of 2022 of the Ministry of Agriculture was published in the Official Gazette, which prohibits the registration, manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, possession and use of certain antimicrobial products and repeals Exempt Resolution No. 5,340 of 2020.
The modification has its origin in the current worldwide concern about the use of antimicrobials in animal health and, since certain classes of antimicrobials have been classified by the World Health Organization as critically important or very important for human health, generating the need to restrict their use in veterinary medicine. Thus, it was resolved to prohibit the registration, manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, possession and use of the following classes of antimicrobials in animals:
– Pseudomonic acids.
– Carbapenemics and other penemics.
– Carboxypenicillin and Ureidopenicillin, including combinations with beta-lactamase inhibitors.
– Third and fourth generation cephalosporins in combination with beta-lactamase inhibitors.
– Fifth generation cephalosporins.
– Phosphonic acid derivatives.
– Rifamycins (except Rifamixin).
In addition, Exempt Resolution No. 5,340 of 2020 of the Agriculture and Livestock Service, which prohibits the use of fosfomycin in broiler chickens, was revoked.