December 10, 2008


Irish milk supplies restricted amid dioxin-tainted feed scare

Milk supplies in Northern Ireland are restricted as the scope of the tainted animal feed scandal widens, said Health Minister Michael McGimpsey.


A farm has been identified as having fed tainted feed to dairy cattle, and all milk from this farm has been restricted from entering the food chain, said McGimpsey.


McGimpsey also said all previous milk supplies from this farm were sent to a single purchase in the Republic of Ireland.


So far, a total of eight beef herds and one beef and dairy herd in Northern Ireland were identified for the use of tainted feed. However, McGimpsey said the consumption of beef and milk is safe.

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