Processors Must Resume Production Immediately
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture Martin Ferris TD has called on pig processors to resume production. He said that there was no reason why the factories should not immediately take back on workers who have been temporarily laid off or for their refusal to process the animals being delivered to them by farmers.
Deputy Ferris said: "Everyone involved in this sector has been affected by the crisis. However, now that the immediate doubts over the safety of pig meat have been resolved it is crucial that production begins again immediately. There is a huge demand to be met and there is no excuse for production to be further held up at the expense of farmers and workers." ENDS