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Progress made towards achieving PGI Status for Irish Grass Fed Beef

Charlie McConalogue T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has announced that progress has been made toward achieving PGI status for Irish Grass Fed Beef.

Minister McConalogue stated: “I am hopeful that the PGI application for Irish Grass Fed Beef, submitted by Bord Bia on behalf of Irish farmers, will be published by the EU Commission in the coming weeks for the next stage of consultation at EU Member State and Third Country level. If successfully registered, PGI status for Irish Grass Fed Beef could have significant benefits for all those in the supply chain, particularly our beef farmers who are the cornerstone of the sector. 

"We will continue to engage intensively with the European Commission on this application, and with counterparts in Northern Ireland with a view to ensuring that NI can join the application at the appropriate time.  I have spoken to Minister Poots on this. I acknowledge the work involved by my Department and Bord Bia in getting the application to this stage.”