The Department of Agriculture has confirmed it is investigating an alleged case of the use of the growth hormone, Clenbuterol, in cattle.
The investigation is being carried out after the Sunday Times reported that the drug was found at a meat plant. A farm in Co.Monaghan has since been seized for use of the growth hormone.
The National Residue Control Programme returned a positive result from one cow in a random sample. All animals on
The report added “the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is fully aware of the case and has concluded that there is no risk to public health from meat that is on the market.”
Former agriculture minister Simon Coveney said he hopes that the situation is resolved quickly.