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IFA Call Out Bord Bia Over Latest Proposed PGI Application

The Irish Farmers Association has accused  Bord Bia of going back on its commitment to treat all categories of animal the same in it’s proposed application for Protected Geographical Indication status for Irish grass fed beef.

IFA president Tim Cullinan says Bord Bia  have banned all young bulls and other categories of animals even if they meet the grass-fed criteria.

It wants to introduced a new transport aspect where animals must go to a factory less than two hours away and that a licensed haulier must transport them, and a new  ‘meat colour criteria’ ruled on by a ‘Quality Control Inspector’ for the meat processor,  which he says is  unacceptable.

Tim Cullinan says he is seeking an urgent meeting with the Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary.

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