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.
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.
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.
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.