IFA Called For Mandatory Pork Product Labelling

Mandatory labelling of pork products with its country of origin has been called for by the Irish Farmers' Association, after it was revealed that non-Irish pork was being presented as Irish.

DNA testing, commissioned by the Irish Farmers' Association, was carried out on some 300 pork samples and subsequently compared against a DNA database of Irish boars.

Of the samples tested some 52% were found to not be from Irish pigs.

It is understood that no laws have been broken and that retailers can legally label non Irish products as being "Produced in Ireland", if they have processed it further, however, the the IFA say that customers have a right to know if what they think is Irish actually is.


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