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Free 'Small Food Business Start-Up' Seminar for Cork
Monday, 15 September 2014

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up’ seminar in Cork to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business on Thursday 9th October 2014 at Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Tivoli, Co. Cork.

Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in August
Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Seven Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of August for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

FSAI Renews Advice to Boil Imported Frozen Berries
Monday, 8 September 2014

The FSAI today advised consumers to continue to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute prior to consumption. The FSAI stated that it is re-enforcing this advice which was originally provided last year when a food poisoning outbreak of hepatitis A virus linked to imported frozen berries was first identified in Ireland and subsequently transpired to be a multi-state European outbreak.

Seven Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in July
Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Seven Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of July, for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

FSAI Survey Finds no Horse DNA in Beef Products Tested - Presence of Chicken and Bovine DNA Found in Takeaway Lamb Dishes
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Findings of two surveys examining the authenticity of beef and lamb products published. As part of an ongoing EU-wide programme on food fraud, the FSAI’s study of beef products found no traces of horse DNA in the 52 beef products analysed, which included burgers, meat-based meals, corned beef, meat balls and pasta dishes. This demonstrates compliance by the industry. However, a separate study by the FSAI examining lamb kebabs and lamb dishes in takeaway restaurants raised concerns about the presence of undeclared meat, such as chicken and beef.

Nine Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in June
Monday, 7 July 2014

Nine Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of June for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Five Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in May
Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Three Closure Orders and two Prohibition Orders were served on food businesses during the month of May for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Six Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in April
Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Five Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of April for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

Free Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar for Galway
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ in Galway to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business. The event takes place from 08:00am to 12:15pm on 28th May at Galway Bay Hotel, The Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway.

New Online MenuCal Resource to Help Put Calories on Menus
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The FSAI's new online calorie calculator 'MenuCal' is now available to Ireland’s 22,000 food service businesses free-of-charge to enable them to calculate the calorie values in the food they sell and serve to customers.

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