New EU animal health, plant, food chain laws under scrutiny today

EU legislation on animal and plant health, and food supply chains is to be discussed this afternoon at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Officials from the Department of Agriculture will be in attendance to assist the committee in scrutiny of the proposals.

The proposals are as follows:

COM (2013) 260, which relates to animal health requirements;
COM (2013) 267, which relates to protective measures against pests of plants;
COM (2013) 262, which relates to the production and making available on the market of plant reproductive material, and
COM (2013) 265, which relates to official controls along the food chain

The discussions will take place in private session and the recommendations by the committee will then be outlined in public session, which can be viewed online here, 2pm committee room three: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/watchlisten/. AgriLand will be reporting live.

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