4th September 2014
Any deal on a solution to the ongoing beef crisis must involve all the players and cover all the issues, according to ICSA beef chairman, Edmond Phelan.
“It’s quite clear that the meat factories are worried about ICSA’s threat to withdraw from the Quality Assured Scheme but they are very much mistaken if they think they can do a bilateral deal behind closed doors without addressing all the key issues,” said Mr. Phelan. “ICSA has always been available for discussions on these issues, but unless we see meaningful progress, we will continue with our planned action.”
“This situation is a true test of the value of the beef roundtable talks, and the Minister must announce the date for the next meeting immediately,” concluded Mr. Phelan.