Less than half of restaurants support compulsory labelling of beef

A prominent member of the Irish Hotels Federation says he’s surprised by the findings of a survey that show less than half of restaurants and hotels in Kerry support the compulsory labelling of beef. A national policy officer with the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says both Irish consumers and tourists prefer to buy Irish and it’s important to promote compulsory labelling. But the former Chairman of the Kerry branch of the IHF, Pat Gill, says the hotel industry is being accused without evidence of not supporting farmers.