Irish food supply chain in the spotlight
A report into the equity and transparency of producer-processor-retailer relationships in the Irish grocery goods sector is being launched tomorrow morning.
Compiled by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, the controversial report outlines a series of recommendations for the sector as a whole. Committee chairman Deputy Andrew Doyle explained that over the course of seven meetings earlier this year, it sought to explore the relationship between supermarkets and primary and secondary food producers.
“Farming and the food industry make an enormous ongoing contribution to the Irish economy and, in particular, to rural communities in every corner of the country,” he added. “It is essential to do everything in our power to ensure an equitable food supply chain for all stakeholders. This report outlines a series of commonsense, practical and actionable recommendations which, if implemented, can bolster the Irish food sector in its relationships with retailers.”