Call for appointment of independent meat regulator

‘Power to investigate anti-competitive practices in the industry’

Sligo News File

Sligo County Council is being asked to request the Minister for Agriculture to seek the appointment of an independent meat regulator “with statutory powers.”

Cllr. Thomas Healy, who has tabled the notice, said “the purpose of such an independent regulator will be to have legislative powers to investigate anti-competitive behaviour by meat processors, meat traders, bodies associated with the trade of meat, trade of meat by-products and trade by retailers who operate along the meat supply chain.”