Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (504)

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

504. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of samples submitted to the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory from licensed export slaughter plants operating in counties Roscommon and Galway in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12239/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The number of samples submitted to the Central Veterinary Laboratory from licensed export plants in counties Roscommon & Galway between 1 January 2017 and 28 February 2019 is in the table.

Table: The number of samples submitted to the Central veterinary Laboratory from licensed export plants from Roscommon & Galway from 1st January 2017 to 28th February 2019. There is one export licensed plant in Galway and one in Roscommon. The table represents the cumulative figures for both.

Central Veterinary Research Laboratory

Pesticide laboratory

Notes

Sample Name

NATIONAL RESIDUE SCHEME

2017=238

2018=348

2019=91

Part of the National Residue Plan required under Directive 96/23/EC

LEAD survey samples

2017=25

2018=57

2019=0

Meat samples from animals originating from herds in defined areas of mineral enriched soils

SUSPECT/DETAINED ANTIBIOTICS

2017=94

2018=75

2019=7

Implementation (SI183/2009) of the National Residue Plan required under Directive 96/23/EC.

VTEC ( verotoxigenic e.coli)

2017=48

2018=132

2019=16

Samples for verification of plants own controls to support export to USA.

TB (bovine tuberculosis)

2017=229

2018=165

2019=12

Council Dir 98/46/EC: All cattle slaughtered are examined for lesions of tuberculosis. The official tuberculosis-free status of a herd is suspended where tuberculosis is suspected at post-mortem examination.

Suspect lesions are submitted to the laboratory for confirmatory examination (histopathological and bacteriological).

WATER

2017=2

2018=2

2019=1

Samples sent for verification of own controls in plant (bacterial culture, chlorine concentration and conductivity)

Pesticide monitoring programme

2017=18

2018=19

2019=0

Part of the National Residue Plan required under Directive 96/23/EC.

Regulation (EC) No. 396/2005, establishes EU Maximum Residues Levels (MRLs) for all pesticides in and on fruit and vegetables, cereals and in food of animal origin.

TOTALS

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