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Domestic Animals in Food Premises
Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Guidelines for domestic animals in food premises

Audit of official controls carried out by the HSE published
Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Audit of Official Controls carried out by the Health Service Executive (HSE) (Regulation (EC) No 853/2004) published.

Audit of traceability in food and food products of animal origin published
Thursday, 14 September 2017

Audit of traceability in food and food products of animal origin published.

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.