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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.

Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Thursday, 3 April 2014

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

National Consultation on the Use of Food Marketing Terms Opens
Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today announced a public consultation on the use of food marketing terms in Ireland. The consultation is based on a draft code of practice aimed at protecting the integrity of certain marketing terms on food and thereby protecting the interests of consumers and the small food industry. All interested parties including consumers, regulators and the food industry are urged to visit http://www.fsai.ie/consultations/ to communicate their views.
 

Shellfish De La Mer Recalls Batches of Frozen Cooked Irish Mussel Meats
Thursday, 13 March 2014

A product recall is being undertaken of specific batches of Shellfish De La Mer Ltd frozen Irish cooked mussel meats. The recall is underway due to implicated batches of this product being linked to reports of illnesses associated with diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.  The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the product at home not to eat the affected batches.