Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (887)

Brian Stanley


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.