Operations suspended at Carrick meat processing facility

The horse meat controversy hit close to home, this week, with the revelation that a Carrick on Suir based meat processing company has been ordered to suspend its operations for labelling horse meat as beef.

The horse meat controversy hit close to home, this week, with the revelation that a Carrick on Suir based meat processing company has been ordered to suspend its operations for labelling horse meat as beef.

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Department of Agriculture ordered B&F Meats to suspend all operations last Friday and entered the plant to carry out an investigation as to why horse meat from the facility was shipped to the Czech Republic labelled as beef.

B&F Meats is a Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, company that moved its de-boning and packaging operations to the Mill River Business Park within the last year , following a fire that damaged their Thomastown premises. The Carrick on Suir premises was previously occupied by a local company, for meat processing, until that company went into liquidation and it had no connection with B&F Meats.

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