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Note on flavouring substance p-mentha-1,8-dien-7-al (also known as Perilla aldehyde)
Friday, 2 October 2015

EU Member States have voted in favour of prohibiting the use of the flavouring substance p-mentha-1,8-dien-7-al (also known as Perilla aldehyde (FL 05.117)) from the EU list of authorised flavouring substances set out in Annex I of Regulation 1334/2008/EC.

One stop shop event for small businesses in the North East region
Thursday, 24 September 2015

This FREE half-day event is specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business, as well as small business owners and managers. Attending the event will allow entrepreneurs to:
• Better understand the key regulations that affect them so that they can focus on the main task of running their business
• Meet experts from a broad range of public bodies in an informal setting
• Get advice and find out about supports that are available from across the public sector

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Annual Report 2014 Published
Monday, 17 August 2015

Today, the FSAI published its Annual Report for 2014.

FSAI Raising Awareness of Access Rights for People with Assistance and Companion Dogs
Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind have come together to raise awareness among food businesses of the access rights of people with guide, assistance and companion dogs. The range of specially trained dogs permitted into premises serving food has been extended to include assistance dogs for families of children with autism and adolescents with autism; companion dogs for persons with other disabilities; and pups and dogs in training for these categories. 





Shellfish Warning for Food Businesses
Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) together with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), today reminded food businesses, in particular in Cork city and surrounding areas, to only purchase live bivalve molluscs (LBM), such as mussels, from suppliers that are approved by the SFPA to place live shellfish on the market for human consumption. This advice follows the seizure by SFPA Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers of five tonnes of mussels which had been harvested illegally in the East Ferry area of Cork Harbour. This area is currently closed (since 23rd June 2015) for the harvesting of mussels due to the presence of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins, which can cause serious illness.

Suspected case of BSE
Thursday, 11 June 2015

The FSAI is aware of the statement issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to the identification of a suspected BSE case in County Louth.

Concern Over Illegal Use and Disposal of Catering Waste
Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is concerned that there may be illegal use and disposal of catering waste (swill). The feeding of food waste to animals can cause disease and it is an offence to supply food waste outside of the correct disposal channels.

Illegal Harvesting and Placing on the Market of Oysters from an Unclassified Production Area (Wexford Harbour)
Friday, 6 March 2015

Illegal Harvesting and Placing on the Market of Oysters from an Unclassified Production Area

Update on Undeclared Almond and Peanut in Spices and Spice Mix Products
Friday, 20 February 2015

In February 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration issued advice to consumers who are allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder because some shipments to the USA of these products tested positive for peanut protein which was not declared on the product label.

No consumer health risk from bisphenol A exposure
Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity, carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers at current exposure levels.