The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is liaising with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) following the RTÉ Investigates programme in relation to the horse trade which aired on 12 June 2024. The alleged scenes of tampering with horse microchips and horse passports are being thoroughly investigated by DAFM following the airing of the programme. In light of the potential impact of traceability of animals entering the food chain and as part of our role in ensuring the effectiveness of official controls in such operations, the FSAI is engaging closely with DAFM on its ongoing investigation and actions taken by it to address any issues identified for the safety and integrity of the food chain.

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