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Island appeals to EU over red meat derogation

Tue, 23 Nov 2010

Environment,Food and Agriculture Minister John Shimmin MHK
Environment,Food and Agriculture Minister John Shimmin MHK

The Island is asking for more time to phase out the red meat derogation.

Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister John Shimmin says his Department has asked the EU for an extension to the derogation, which is set to expire at the end of this year.

However, such a move would contradict EU legislation.

A decision is expected soon.

Mr Shimmin explains that the Island won't be able to secure another identical derogation [play clip]

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