Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (693)

Holly Cairns

Question:

693. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of mink farms in Ireland; the schedule for culling; the entity that will carry out the culling; the means by which culling will be supervised; the way in which the carcases will be disposed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2378/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department continues to engage with the farm operators in order to manage the next steps in this process.

From a public health risk management perspective, my Department has conducted testing on mink on all three farms, with negative results to date and the HSE are also monitoring the health of the workers on these farms.