Monday, July 5, 2010
Origin of Poultry Products in Irish Supermarkets: Tesco fares worst
According to the latest Bord Bia audit approximately 16% of the product on the shelf in Tesco is sourced in the South with the remainder coming from Northern Ireland (51%) or of unknown origin. This figure is dramatically lower than all other retailers who average between 60% and 100% QA from the Republic.(Source: IFA Poultry Committee Newsletter-July 2010). It is time for Tesco to dramatically increase its sales of poultry sourced from farms in the Irish Republic.