Ireland: high level of bio-security on poultry farms
According to IFA National Poultry Committee Chairman
Ned Morrissey, flock owners in Ireland operate the highest levels of
bio-security measures to avoid any exposure to wild
Morrissey continued in saying that producers in the country have
implemented extra measures, including the installation of water chlorination
systems to ensure the health status of their flocks is protected.
"Consumers can be re-assured that there is no risk when buying Irish
poultry because it is fully traceable and quality assured. The Department of
Agriculture must move to extend country-of-origin labeling to all meat products.
Had this legislation been introduced a year ago, it would have avoided any
confusion about the origin of products affected by avian flu
," he said, adding that Ireland has never been hit by
AI, which is a testament to the high production standards of poultry producers
who observe the most stringent bio-security controls at all times.
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