Delay tagging plea

8 May 1998

Delay tagging plea

DOUBLE tagging will be enforced from June 15, but the Animal Health Distribution Association is demanding a delay until Oct 1 because of a six-week backlog in processing tag orders.

The association has attacked MAFF for persisting with the deadline after informing them that it was carrying out a survey among its 447 suppliers to find out the extent of the backlog.

The survey showed that 43% of merchants still had orders outstanding which were placed with the tag makers in 1997. &#42

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