Sal­mon com­pany had mis­la­belled prod­ucts

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By SINEAD KELLE­HER

A KEN­MARE sal­mon com­pany, which has since gone into liq­ui­da­tion, mis­la­belled the ori­gin of its smoked sal­mon, Ken­mare Dis­trict Court heard last week.

The com­pany, Ken­mare Sal­mon Ltd, which was rep­re­sented by the liq­uida­tor, Mar­cus Treacy and with an ad­dress of OCKT Ltd, Glebe Houe, Glebe Place, Kil­lar­ney came be­fore the court on a charge of sup­ply­ing food in­for­ma­tion which was mis­lead­ing con­trary to EU reg­u­la­tions.

The court heard that the in­ci­dent took place prior to the liq­uida­tor’s ap­point­ment.

On July 23, 2016 an on-the-spot check by an of­fi­cer from the Sea Fish­eries Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity took place.

Pack­aged smoked sal­mon with the ori­gin Ire­land/Faro on it was found to be sourced from Scot­land and was thus mis­la­belled.

Em­ploy­ees at the fac­tory were ques­tioned the next day on the mat­ter, the court heard.

Judge David Wa­ters asked if the in­ci­dent was be­lieved to be a once-off and the court heard that the mis­la­belling was not be­lieved to be a once-off. The com­pany in­volved in this in­ci­dent was con­victed and fined €500. This com­pany is in liq­ui­da­tion.

The brand name Ken­mare Sal­mon has since been taken over by a new sep­a­rate com­pany.

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