Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2056)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

2056. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 848 of 15 January 2019, if he has applied a fine on a particular carcase for non-compliance with the carcase trim specification in January 2019; the plant involved; the payment made to the farmer supplier to reflect loss; the number of other instances of non-compliance with the carcase trim specification to date in 2019; if a fine has been applied in each case, the plant involved in each instance; the payment made to the farmer supplier to reflect the loss in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32122/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

In December 2018, my Department published the names of the factories where, following inspection in that year, non-compliances were found regarding carcase trim specification.

To date in 2019, there has been one non-compliance found with the carcase trim specification in relation to three carcases in a single plant. An on-the spot fine was issued in relation to this incident. Details of this non-compliance will be published on the DAFM website in due course.

Any payments made to a Farmer Supplier, including in relation to issues such as this, are a matter between the Farmer/Supplier and the Processor/plant.