Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (459)

John Brassil

Ceist:

459. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the 70-day rule under the quality assurance scheme will be reviewed and altered (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7748/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The 70 day residency rule which is part of Bord Bia's quality assurance scheme states that the animal must have spent the last 70 days (unbroken) in the Quality Assured Chain.

It does not preclude movements to marts. Bord Bia place no restrictions on the number of movements a bovine has had, for it to be deemed Quality Assured.