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Fipronil in Eggs – Update 1
Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fipronil  is an insecticide which is not permitted for use around food producing animals. Traceability on the eggs from the Netherlands contaminated with Fipronil is continuing.  The FSAI can confirm that in June, very small quantities of boiled eggs were supplied to nine catering outlets in Ireland.

Fipronil in Eggs in Other EU Countries Update
Saturday, 5 August 2017

Fipronil in eggs in other EU countries update

More evidence of link between antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have published a report which highlights potential relationships between antimicrobial (antibiotic) use and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from both humans and food-producing animals.

EFSA seeks food safety experts for scientific panels
Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is an independent science-driven organisation working in the interest of European consumers, animals and the environment.

The FSAI warns that pork meat should be cooked thoroughly to prevent hepatitis E virus infection
Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is aware of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report which identifies the consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver as the most common cause of hepatitis E virus in the EU. In line with EFSA’s opinion, the FSAI advises that pork meat should be cooked thoroughly to prevent hepatitis E virus infection

Removal of flavouring substance from EU list
Wednesday, 5 July 2017

EU Member States have voted  in favour of removing the flavouring substance 4,5-epoxydec-2(trans)-enal (FL 16.071) from the EU list of authorised flavouring substances set out in Annex I of Regulation 1334/2008/EC.

European Commission Audit and Analysis - Videos
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The European Commission has launched a series of six short videos which present its audit and analysis work in a straightforward and engaging way.

Campylobacter Stakeholders Group Report Published
Thursday, 11 May 2017

Campylobacter Stakeholders Group report published

Warning Regarding Purchase of Alcohol from Unrecognised Vendors
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.