The Department of Agriculture has said the company in County Carlow at the
centre of the pork scare did not use proper oil in its machinery. The revelation
came this afternoon at a press conference in Government
Dermot Ryan from the Department of Agriculture said the
oil used was inappropriate and that the operator of the plant didn't have the
appropriate licence. "We have established that the oil being used was not
appropriate for this type of operation," Mr Ryan said.
"Furthermore the type of oil that
was being used in this drying operation - the operator would be required to have
a licence from the EPA (Environment Protection Agency), and we have confirmed
that the operator concerned did not have a licence."
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