As an EU member state, Ireland has a very efficient veterinary control system. Controls are implemented to verify that the highest legal standards of quality and safety for human consumption are maintained from production at farm level, through to manufacturing and storage to ensure a high quality and safe final product. Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine carry out monitoring and enforcement measures, including inspections, audits and product sampling, to verify compliance with legislation. While also providing the certification of dairy products for export to Third Country markets across the globe.
As an EU member state, Ireland adheres to the strictest of EU food safety standards. The use of antibiotics and other medicines is strictly controlled, guaranteeing they are only used when absolutely necessary.
A key safety obligation under EU food law includes product traceability and the ability to withdraw a product if determined to be unsafe. Product traceability implies the capability to trace the food product from the supplying farm through to the final product.