Aldi has begun selling Irish beef and pork products processed at UK plants after facing serious “availability issues”.
The move comes as the ongoing dispute between farmers and meat processors showing no signs of slowing.
As reported by the Irish Times, the German-based discount retailer released the following statement: “In light of industry-wide availability issues, to ensure we have a full range of fresh beef and pork products for our customers, some of our Irish beef and pork suppliers have processed Irish beef and pork at their UK based processing facilities, all of which are Quality Assured by Bord Bia.”
“This is clearly reflected in our products’ packaging. We have also placed notices in our stores to ensure our customers are fully aware of the situation.”
The announcement comes as Irish farmers have become increasingly frustrated over what they feel is a lack of pay for the work that they do, reeling that retailers and processors see a bigger cut of the profits.
Protests have continued across the country, despite an injunction by the courts. As a result, meat processors have abstained from returning to the negotiating table until they have been allowed to resume operations in some form.
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