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Meat factories free of 'active' Covid 19 cases following raft of new measures

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Cormac Healy Meat Industry Ireland Director

Cormac Healy Meat Industry Ireland Director

Cormac Healy Meat Industry Ireland Director

Meat processors insisted this week that there are no "active cases" of Covid-19 in Irish plants and that "stringent control and mitigation measures" were in place to limit the spread of the virus.

The tighter controls come as meat processors and the Department of Agriculture battle to limit the fall-out from China's suspension of imports from Rosderra's pig plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

Fears that the suspension could be extended to some of the country's beef factories have been downplayed by industry sources.