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The FSAI strives to ensure our website is accessible to everyone. We are committed to achieving a minimum of conformance level AAA with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Standards. The site is constantly under review to ensure our compliance has kept pace with technological developments.

Document formats

Most of the publications/reports on this website are available in both PDF and HTML format for easier reading and printing offline. 

To access the PDF documents, you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar which you can download for free.

Navigation aids

A breadcrumb trail is available at the top of each page to assist in navigation. This will help you know your location on the site at any time. All pages include a search box.


Most content images used in this site include a text alternative.

Resizing text

We have added a text size changer on this page so that you can quickly enlarge the size of the text on the site. You can also re-size text using your browser.

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We have added a contrast changer on this page. By clicking on one of the four options, you can change the colour of the text and the background of each page.

Accessibility Statement

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020.

This accessibility statement applies to content published on

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 level AA , due to the non-accessible content listed below.

Non-Accessible Content

Should you wish to contact us regarding accessibility please see the feedback and contact information section. We will do our best to ensure that any content you request is made available and accessible in a timely manner.

Some content on FSAI’s website does not fully comply with the European Union (Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies) Regulations 2020. For example:

  • Some documents in PDF lack a correct table heading tab order or headings and some contents may not be fully accessible
  • Some alt text may not have descriptive text
  • PDF documents may have non-descriptive ALT text or not be tagged as accessible to screen readers

FSAI staff are reviewing and improving the accessibility of PDFs and are working to address the other identified issues on an ongoing basis.

Preparation of the Accesibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 28th February 2023 following a review of a sample number of pages against all relevant WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criteria and relevant EN 301 549 clauses. This assessment was performed using a range to tools including:

  • Manual testing and Keyboard-only navigation testing
  • SortSite
  • WAVE Accessibility Checker
  • SiteImprove
  • Google Lighthouse

The FSAI is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.

If you have a comments or complaint about the accessibility of this website, please email our Access Officer at 353 1 817 1300 or email at

The role of Access Officer is to provide, arrange for and/or coordinate assistance and guidance to persons with disabilities accessing the services we provide.

If you wish to request particular content in an accessible format please include the following details:

  • Your required format.
  • The content you wish to receive (please include the url of the content)
  • Your name and email address.

We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfil your request. Enforcement Procedure For information on making a complaint under the Disability Act 2005 (No. 14 of 2005) please see our Complaints Protocol. If you are not happy about our response to your complaint, you can ask the Ombudsman to look into your complaint. Here is the contact information for and guidance on making a complaint from the Office of the Ombudsman.