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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 4 May 1995

Vol. 452 No. 4

Written Answers. - Implementation of Food Hygiene Regulation.

Ben Briscoe


42 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Health the reason directions from the Minister for Agriculture made under Article 7 of the Food Hygiene Regulations, 1952, which have the force of law, are not being implemented by the health boards; the duration the non-application of these directions occurred in the various health boards; the action, if any, that has been taken to stop this activity; if so, by whom; the action, if any, he proposes to restore overall veterinary supervision and control of the home meat supply pursuant to these directions; and when these proposals will be implemented. [8132/95]

Limerick East): The arrangements for the inspection of meat and meat products provided for under Article 7 of the Food Hygiene Regulations, 1950-89 are being implemented by the Health Boards, in co-operation with the local authorities where appropriate. I am, however, aware of a difficulty in one local authority area and I understand that efforts to overcome that difficulty are on-going.