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Warning Regarding Purchase of Alcohol from Unrecognised Ventors
Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The HSE has issued a public health alert about the danger of consumption of fake or counterfeit alcohol.

Labelling of Free Range Poultry and Eggs from 17th March
Friday, 10 March 2017

As a result of an increased risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) affecting commercial poultry flocks in Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM) introduced Regulations on 23rd of December 2016 under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 requiring flock keepers to confine all poultry and captive birds in their possession or under their control in a secure building to which wild birds, or other animals do not have access and to apply particular bio-security measures.

EU Public Consultation - Nutrition and Health Claims
Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The EU Commission has opened a public consultation which aims to collect the views of citizens on the ongoing review of the EU Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods and how plant substances used in foods are regulated in the EU.

How certain are you? Help EFSA to better explain scientific uncertainty
Thursday, 23 February 2017

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today launched a survey to help improve how it communicates and explains the scientific uncertainties related to its assessments.

Ice Cream Regulations from 1952 to be revoked
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, proposes to revoke the Food Standards (Ice-Cream) Regulations 1952 (S.I. No. 227 of 1952).