Ireland has a duty to get
involved in the Brexit debate and make sure the wider views about the need for
unity in the EU are heard. So says the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness who was
speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Many of you might be thinking of tucking into a delicious
Irish breakfast over the weekend. But how confident are you that the sausages
and black and white puddings that you eat are actually Irish? You may think from their
labels that they’re Irish, but it may be the case that the ingredients used in
them come from another country. Well the European Parliament wants an end to
this practice. In a vote on Thursday, MEPs renewed calls for mandatory country of
origin labelling of meat and milk. They say mandatory labelling would help
improve consumer confidence in food products by making the food supply chain
more transparent. The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan now explains.
The European Parliament is demanding
an end to the mislabelling of food products which confuse and mislead consumers.
MEPs today renewed calls for laws that would force food producers to clearly
state what countries the ingredients they use in their meat and dairy products
come from. The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says in Ireland, traditional Irish
foods such as the humble black pudding or sausage, may in fact contain
ingredients that aren’t Irish at all.