Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (168)

Mick Wallace

Ceist:

168. Deputy Mick Wallace asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has a role in relation to Halal certification; if there is a Halal certified slaughterhouse here; and if so, the names of the slaughterhouses. [22214/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The provision of Halal certification on particular consignments for both EU and Third Country destinations is the responsibility of the Food Business Operator, and is a commercial consideration in which my Department has no role.

Halal certificates must be obtained from an Islamic society which is deemed acceptable by the importing authorities in the country of destination. Halal certification is provided in Ireland by various private sector enterprises.