Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (240)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

240. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if third parties including meat processors have access to the CMMS system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42766/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

No third parties are provided with access to the Department’s Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) system without the requisite consent of the herd keeper or where there is a legal basis to provide pertinent information.  The provision of access on AIM to meat processors is restricted to information on the specific bovine animals presented for slaughter as required by the Food Business Operator (FBO).   

I can confirm that FBOs do not have access to AIM data in relation to the other animals on the holding of a keeper presenting animals to that slaughter plant.