Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (973)

Peter Burke

Question:

973. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a premises (details supplied) will be inspected as part of an application; if a new application process must be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13389/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Officials from my Department carried out an inspection on the premises mentioned on 4th February 2019 where there was discussion with the Operator with regard to the standards necessary for Third Country market access. 

The Food Business Operator presented outline plans with regard to certain structural improvements in the context of meeting the requirements for such access.  

However, neither the plans nor a timetable for their completion have been received by my Department to-date. My officials will now make contact with the Operator to determine the state of play with the project.