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Event on 18 November: Food Safety Culture - How Food Businesses and Consumers Benefit
Thursday, 21 October 2021

This Open Meeting will discuss the recently introduced EU regulation which requires food businesses to establish, maintain and demonstrate an appropriate food safety culture within their business. The regulation, which amends an existing food safety regulation, requires food businesses to provide evidence of an appropriate food safety culture by satisfying a number of requirements set out in the regulation.

New Report Published Evaluating the Use of Nutrition Labels on Breakfast Cereals for Monitoring Reformulation
Wednesday, 29 September 2021

The FSAI today published a new report evaluating the use of declared nutrition labels on breakfast cereals to see whether labelled nutritional values can be used to monitor food reformulation of food sold on the Irish market.

Audit of Halal Claims on Meat and Poultry
Monday, 13 September 2021

The FSAI today published its Audit of Halal Claims on Meat and Poultry.  The FSAI has overall responsibility for the enforcement of food law in Ireland. It carries out targeted audits of food businesses to determine the level of compliance with current food law and the effectiveness of its implementation.

FSAI Advises on Recall and Withdrawal of Some Food Containing Locust Bean Gum (E 410) due to Ethylene Oxide Contamination
Friday, 16 July 2021

Following the identification of ethylene oxide contamination of the additive locust bean gum(E410) in some food products in Europe, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today, in line with other EU Member States is undertaking a precautionary recalls and withdrawals of implicated food products.

Shellfish Warning for Castlemaine Production Area
Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Detection of significant levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in shellfish samples in Castlemaine Production Area.

Breakfast Bite event on 24th June: The legal position of cannabis-based food products like CBD oils in the EU and Ireland
Wednesday, 9 June 2021

In this short webinar, Dr Pat O’Mahony (FSAI) will discuss the legal situation governing the sale of cannabis/hemp products as food in the EU and specifically in Ireland. To help businesses and individuals comply with the complex legal requirements in this growing area of food interest, there will be an opportunity to ask Pat questions at the end of his presentation.

Plastic Food Contact Materials Containing Substances Derived from Bamboo
Friday, 21 May 2021

Plastic Food Contact Materials Containing Substances Derived from Bamboo

Breakfast Bite on 3rd June: How to manage food safety in your business
Friday, 14 May 2021

To mark World Food Safety Day, our upcoming Breakfast Bite is on: How to manage food safety in your business.

EFSA opinion on titanium dioxide (E171) published
Thursday, 6 May 2021

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an opinion today that concluded that based on the overall evidence available, titanium dioxide (E171) can no longer be considered as safe when used as a food additive.

Breakfast Bite on 12 May: Food Safety Training – What you Need to Know
Tuesday, 27 April 2021

In this short Breakfast Bite, Ruth Conefrey (FSAI) will remind food businesses how they can comply with food safety training requirements.