Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (887)

Brian Stanley

Question:

887. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the HIQA will carry out inspections of all meat plants here. [6188/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

A National Outbreak Control Team has been established, chaired by the HSE, to co-ordinate the response to COVID 19 outbreaks in meat plants in Ireland. My Department is represented on that Committee. I expect that policy in relation to all aspects of dealing with Covid 19 outbreaks in meat factories will be guided by the output from this Committee. I am not aware at this time of any plans for HIQA to carry out inspections of meat plants here.