‘Processed in the UK’ labels in Shannonside supermarkets prompts support for beef farmers

Consumers in the Shannonside region have expressed their concerns that supermarket shelves may have beef packed and processed in the UK.

Aldi stories in the Shannonside region have labelled some beef products as ‘processed in the UK’ from today as a result of the weeks long beef protests at factories across the country.

The company operates stores in Longford, Roscommon as well as Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim.

The German supermarket chain says as a result its suppliers have to send their meat out of the country to be processed and packaged.

Many processing plants here have been forced to wind-down production because of the ongoing protests by farmers, while a legal action taken by C&D in Edgeworthstown in Longford was back before a judge in the High Court this morning.

These shoppers in Longford this morning have expressed their support for farmers continuing their protests: