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Irish potato growers call for protest action outside supermarkets

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president, Francie Gorman, has been given a clear mandate by potato growers to organise protests outside supermarkets in response to continuing frustration at the perceived complexity of Bord Bia quality assurance audits, according to a news story by Richard Halleron and published by Agriland.

Aligned to this issue is the growing insistence of supermarkets to push forward with additional audits and inspections linked to the GLOBALG.A.P schemes. These matters were discussed in detail at a National Potato Meeting hosted by IFA last week, which was attended by O’Gorman.

According to Gorman, IFA will be meeting with the chief executives of Ireland’s leading food retailers over the coming weeks. “This process starts over the coming days when we will meet representatives from TESCO Ireland,” he explained.

Source: Agriland. Read the full story here
Photo: At the IFA national potato meeting (l-r): IFA president, Francie Gorman; Paul Flynn, Co. Dublin IFA chair

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