Written Answers. - Disposal of Animal Carcasses.

Ivor Callely


177 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the process to dispose of slaughtered animal carcases where tuberculosis and brucellosis reactors have been identified; the safety measures in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5198/00]

The carcases from TB and brucellosis reactors are subjected to ante and post mortem inspection in accordance with the requirements of Council Directive 64/433/EEC, as amended, in order to assess its fitness for human consumption. Where a carcase or part of a carcase is found to be infected, the meat is condemned and disposed of safely.