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Fine Gael u-turn on country of origin labelling welcome- Lynn Boylan MEP

21 April, 2015 - by Lynn Boylan MEP


Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has welcomed Deirdre Clune’s u-turn on country of origin labelling for processed meat but regrets the Fine Gael MEP felt unable to support the measure when it came to a vote before the European parliament.

Speaking today Ms Boylan, GUE/NGL lead negotiator on the issue said:

“This issue seems to have divided Fine Gael in parliament. Two months ago the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution that called on the Commission to propose legislation on mandatory country of origin labelling for meat in processed food.

Although the resolution was passed by a majority of MEP’s, both Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly voted against it.

It is a shame that Ms Clune couldn’t show her support for a policy, which has had proven results for such a large number of Irish farmers and producers on Ireland who are part of the Bord Bia voluntary assurance scheme.”

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