Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ceisteanna (187)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

187. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if companies that carry out quality assurance audits are Irish companies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11310/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

As I recently advised the Deputy, all of Bord Bia’s Quality Assurance Schemes are audited by independent auditor bodies which have been selected following a public procurement process in accordance with the relevant EU Directives.

In accordance with EU law, nationality is not a criteria which can be differentiated upon under the procurement process.