Adams concern at suspect BSE case
Sinn Féin Louth TD has expressed his “very deep concern” at news of a suspected BSE case on a dairy farm in Louth.
The Louth TD said:
“I have written to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD asking for all available information about this very serious development.
“While we hope that the tests will be negative it is imperative that the Minister move quickly to provide reassurance to the farming community, provide any support necessary for the farmer affected by this scare, and reassure customers, particularly internationally.
“The island of Ireland has very robust mechanisms to prevent and monitor for BSE and other risks to animal health and to ensure that the food chain remains uncontaminated.
“The Minister should ensure that whatever measures are applied are done in co-operation with his Ministerial counter-part in the north Minister Michelle O Neill.”
Teachta Adams concluded:
“The farming community in all parts of this island plays a vital role in providing jobs and holding rural communities together. Farmers work very hard to produce top quality food products. I am sure they, like the community of Louth, will be concerned for the farming family affected by this scare.”