Commenting on the confirmation that clenbuterol was found in a slaughtered animal, Mr. John Comer, President of ICMSA said, that while it was very disappointing that an individual would use such substances in their livestock, it was important to point out that the Irish controls have stood up to scrutiny and the problem was identified at an early stage. It is also reassuring that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has confirmed that there is “no risk to public health from meat that is on the market”.
Irish farmers along with the regulators have worked extremely hard to develop the excellent reputation of Irish beef and we can take confidence that the control systems are working and actions now need to be taken to ensure that the persons responsible for this problem are identified and dealt with under the relevant laws, concluded Mr. Comer.
ENDS. 13 June 2016
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