Calls for tests results on imported feed ingredients to be available

There`s been a call for test results on imported feed ingredients to be made available before they are sold on, after seven co- ops including Kerry had to withdraw bags of meal from farmers. Deputy President of the IFA Rurai Deasy says proper systems need to be put in place to avoid such a situation happening again. The feed was withdrawn after a shipment of beet pulp purchased by the 7 Co Ops was found to have tiny traces of bone meal.By the time the meal was detected it had been incorporated into animal feed and Kerry had sold it on to 150 farmers. The consignment was withdrawn straight away and Kerry Agribusiness was able to track down the 150 farmers immediately. Although the incident did not pose any threat to public safety or health The Deputy President of the IFA Rurai Deasy says it`s vital the food export business and farmers livelihoods are not jeopardised. He`s calling for more rigorous sampling and testing procedures to ensure this does not happen again.

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