Supervalu has come in for criticism yet again after beef identified as being of Greek origin was found in its Co. Wicklow store.
The discovery was made by Angus Wood – the IFA’s Livestock Chairman.
Releasing a statement on Twitter, the farm lobby group said: “On Saturday, SuperValu gave us an assurance that ‘All of SuperValu’s branded meat including beef, lamb, pork, bacon and chicken is 100% Irish.’”
“Then our Livestock Chairman Angus Woods found this in their Wicklow store – it’s all Greek to us.” The post concluded.
Argentinian striploin steak product
IFA was in SuperValu in Cashel, Co Tipperary on Saturday after members discovered a product labelled as ‘Argentinian striploin steak’ for sale on the shop shelf, as reported by us here.
IFA President Joe Healy said, “While SuperValu is claiming that the Argentinian in the title refers to the sauce, IFA is insisting that Musgraves, SuperValu’s parent company they make an immediate public statement on the matter”.
“Beef farmers are going through an incredibly difficult time and the very least we would expect is that all Irish stores would stock only Irish meat,” he said.
South Tipperary IFA Chair, Erica O’Keeffe said that local farmers were shocked to find beef labelled like this in a store in Tipperary.
“There is no Bord Bia Quality Mark on the product or any other information about the source of the beef,” she said.