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Sixteen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in October
Monday, 10 November 2014

Fifteen Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of October 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.
 

Food Conference Explores Evidence for Food Addiction
Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The FSAI's Food Safety Consultative Council today hosted an open meeting to discuss the topic of food addition and to explore if it is possible to be addicted to certain food products. ‘Food Addiction – Believe it or Not?’ provided a platform for international and national experts to debate the attitudes and consumption patterns of consumers and whether food choices can lead to addictive behaviours 


 

Fourteen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in September
Monday, 6 October 2014

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that twelve Closure Orders and two Prohibition Orders were served on food businesses during the month of September 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 Advises Caution on Consuming Wild Mushrooms - Vigilance Needed to Safeguard Children from Risk of Poisoning
Thursday, 2 October 2014

The FSAI strongly advises people not to eat any part of a mushroom found in the wild without first seeking the advice of an expert mushroom forager. It warns of the serious risks posed by poisonous mushrooms and, in particular, the need for parents and guardians to ensure children do not consume wild mushrooms that may be growing in gardens or fields.

New Guidance for Hunters Supplying Wild Game
Wednesday, 24 September 2014

New guidance on the hunting and processing wild game for human consumption has been published. Under European and Irish law, people who hunt or shoot wild game with the intention of supplying to consumers are considered food businesses and they need to ensure that they meet food safety and hygiene requirements.

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.