FALL IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS DAMAGING MONAGHAN FOOD SECTOR SAYS MCNALLY

8 March 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A number of Monaghan food industries were suffering severely because of the lack of confidence by consumers, and many workers in the sector were now on a three-day week, Fianna Fáil councillor Pádraig McNally told Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council.

Colr McNally was commenting on correspondence from the Dept of Health responding to a recent Co Council call for the implementation of more rigorous country of origin rules for chicken products.

Colr McNally said that even instances where food was not being imported, there was a lack of confidence in the way food was being labelled. There had been a serious reduction in the consumption of certain food being processed in Co Monaghan, despite the fact that the companies concerned were perfectly reputable and the problem was outside of their control.

“People are suffering on a daily basis,” Colr McNally stated.
Independent councillor Paudge Connolly thought the response from …

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