Written answers

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Departmental Data

Photo of Michael McNamaraMichael McNamara (Clare, Independent)
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456. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of new food businesses registered with his Department between July 2020 and June 2021, by county; the number of same for the period July 2019 to June 2020, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38770/21]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The table below contains the number of Meat and Milk FBO’s currently registered with Milk & Meat Hygiene Division within the timeframes under query.

A number of new applications are submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine each year from potential food business operators seeking registration and/or approval for dairy and meat products. Following the relevant inspections, successful applicants are issued with registration and/or approval certificates.

All FBOs must ensure that all stages of production, processing and distribution of food under their control satisfy the relevant hygiene and other requirements laid down in The Hygiene Package and S.I. No. 22 of 2020 which gives legal effect to the Hygiene Package Regulations.

July 2020 – June 2021 July 2020 – June 2021 July 2019 – June 2020 July 2019 – June 2020
Meat Milk Meat Milk
Cavan 1
Clare 1 1
Cork 7 5
Dublin 2 1 1
Kerry 1 3
Laois 1
Limerick 1 3 1
Louth 2
Mayo 1 1
Monaghan 1
Offaly 1
Tipperary 1 3
Waterford 2
Westmeath 1
Wicklow 1


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