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Restaurants Warn Beef Could Be Off The Menu

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:10 AM - 18 Sep 2019



Restaurants are warning that beef could soon be off the menu, as a result of the ongoing dispute between farmers and factories.

Some farmers continue to block access to meat processing plants - despite a deal being reached after marathon talks at the weekend.

Beef processors have been forced to temporarily lay off thousands of staff as a result - with 355 workers at ABP foods in Cahir, Tipperary being sent home yesterday.

Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association Adrian Cummins is concerned that restaurants will have to take beef off their menus if the blockades are not lifted soon - because there will be 'zero supply'.

He says importing beef isn't an option: 'We have never done so and we don't intend on doing that. We need the blockades lifted, we need the agreement implemented and we need to make sure that Meat Industry Ireland live up to what they've said that they'll do'.

 



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