Galtee opts for Origin Ireland logo
In a statement yesterday, Galtee, Ireland's biggest
seller of branded rashers, announced that it has decided to use the Bord Bia
(Irish Food Agency) Origin Ireland Logo on its products.
The Origin Ireland Quality Assurance
Logo was launched by Bord Bia in October 2004 with the aim of creating greater
transparency as to the origin of Irish pigmeat product.
By the end of the
month, the logo should be visible on all standard Galtee rasher packaging.
Michael Maguire. Chairman of the IFA Pigs
Committee, highlighted the importance of placing the Origin Ireland logo on
pigmeat products as "consumers have the right to know the origin of their
hamâ€¦and the Quality Assurance Origin Ireland logo guarantees consumers the
In addition, by not properly identifying the origin
of pigmeat "Irish pig production is being damaged, a sector which employs 7,000
people and is worth more then €400m to the Irish economy".
â€¢ Bord Bia
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