CHINESE MARKET FOR IRISH BEEF MUST BE REACTIVATED WITHOUT DELAY

27 MAY 2020

ICSA beef chair Edmund Graham has said he is hopeful the Chinese market for Irish beef can be reactivated without delay. “This is an atypical case of BSE so it will not impact on our progress towards the OIE’s requirements around reaching negligible status for the disease. Nor are there any public health risks associated with the finding,” he said.

“It is our understanding the Department of Agriculture will prepare an epidemiological report on the issue and we expect the matter to be resolved in a timely manner. It is imperative that we can act fast on this in order to minimise disruption.”

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