IFA President Joe Healy has called on retailers to recognise the investment made by salad growers in this country, by ensuring that their produce is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product and not used as a loss leader in retail wars.
At a meeting between senior management in Bord Bia and the IFA Executive Council in Dublin this week, IFA President Joe Healy said very good and solid progress was made in addressing the key areas of concern to farmers on quality assurance, including farm audits, standards and compliance issues as well as a more farmer friendly approach.
19 05 2016
At a meeting with Bord Bia CEO Aidan Cotter this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the beef and lamb Quality Assurance scheme is essential, but it must be made more practical and farmer friendly. In particular, he said, livestock farmers need a close out period introduced to allow them to remain in the scheme and trade, while addressing compliance issues.
Well-known TV nutritional expert and Dietitian, Aoife Hearne, will be dishing up a fresh look at Ireland’s favourite vegetable as the new Campaign Ambassador for Bord Bia’s ‘Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side’ initiative.