IFA Welcomes ECJ Ruling On Dairy Substitutes

IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn today (Fri) welcomed this week’s judgment by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which stated that “purely plant-based products cannot, in principle, be marketed with designations such as ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are reserved by EU law for animal products”.   Mr Finn said fresh […]

EU law could stop retailers wasting food

Labour MEP Emer Costello has called for government debate on whether to encourage supermarkets to waste less food by introducing legislation already in place in Belgium. Across the EU, it’s estimated that retailers are responsible for up to 45 per cent of all food wasted, as they throw out misshapen vegetables or products close to […]

Meat Processors And Supermarket Retailers Profit At Expense Of Livestock Producers – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has accused meat processors and supermarket retailers of profiteering on the back of livestock farmers, who took part in a protest at Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi outlets in Maynooth, Co Kildare on Tuesday afternoon.   John Bryan led members of the IFA Executive Council from their monthly meeting in Dublin earlier today to […]

VFI Welcomes Consumer Group Report Condemning Price Hikes and Price Matching

Below Cost Alcohol Supplemented by Increasing Prices for Household Staples   The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed this week’s report by the Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) on price hikes and perceived price matching by the country’s biggest supermarkets. The report showed the price for a basket of goods up 12% when compared […]