December 11, 2008
Ireland allows sales of some pork products to resume

Irish pork products can go back on sale, so long as processors can prove the meat was not from herds believed to be contaminated by dioxins, the agriculture ministry said Wednesday (December 10).

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Minister Brendan Smith "today confirmed that all the necessary controls are now in place to enable the restoration of supplies of Irish pork and bacon to consumers," the ministry said.

If a processor could prove that "individual consignments of pig meat or pig meat products were entirely derived from pigs which did not come from any of the restricted pig herds, then these consignments can be released onto the market".

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