BORDER FOOD SECTOR CALLS FOR INTENSIVE EFFORTS TO BANISH BREXIT MEAT PRODUCT BAN THREAT

27 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Food producers in Co Monaghan and across the Border region have called for intensive efforts to stave off the threat of a UK-Ireland meat product ban that has emerged as talks between the UK and the EU on a post- Brexit trade deal approach their conclusion. Co Monaghan farmer Edmund Graham from Ballyleck, who is the Chairman of the Beef Committee of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, said this week that the situation was “very worrying” and said a solution had to be found as soon as possible.

Mr Graham questioned why the issue had only emerged at such a late stage in the post- Brexit trade discussions between Westminster and Brussels. European Union and British Government negotiators were reported yesterday as continuing eleventh-hour discussions to avert a potential two-way ban on food products such as mince, sausages and prepared meals moving between Great Britain and the island of Ireland when the UK’s Brexit departure from the EU takes effect at….

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