Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Agriculture, Martin Ferris has demanded that representatives of the Larry Goodman owned ABP group, whose factories are at the heart of the burger crisis, be made appear before the Dáil Committee.
He said given the fact that every twist in the saga involves a company linked to the group, it is vital that they answer detailed questions in public regarding the source and labelling of the contaminated product.
Deputy Ferris made his call during this afternoon’s Committee meeting which was briefed Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.
Ferris also asked the minister if he could be certain that the horsemeat did not actually originate in Ireland rather than in Poland as has been reported.
“Is it the case that we are actually dealing with fraudulent labelling to conceal a domestic source for the horsemeat? If that is the case then we are dealing with a massive criminal conspiracy and one that needs to be dealt with quickly and openly in the interests of protecting the Irish food sector.”