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EU Commission consultation on contingency plan for ensuring food supply and food security
Friday, 11 December 2020

The European Commission has developed a ‘farm to fork’ strategy that includes the development of a contingency plan to ensure the EU’s food supply and food security in the event of future crises.

EFSA's Transparency Regulation Implementation – Training Programme
Friday, 11 December 2020

The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) upcoming training programme on the new processes and tools introduced by the Transparency Regulation has just been published on the EFSA website. 

   

 

 

 

Food Safety Research Priorities
Thursday, 3 December 2020

Food safety research is essential to address gaps in food safety knowledge necessary to support regulation and identify emerging issues and threats to the food system in Ireland. The FSAI has published a report which contains priority research areas that would advance the risk assessment and risk management work of the FSAI and support the protection of public health.

Brexit Bite 15 December: Brexit – food businesses are you ready?
Tuesday, 1 December 2020

 The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) continues with its free online Brexit Bite webinars to help you get your food business Brexit ready.

Brexit Bite 4 Nov: what food businesses need to know
Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new series of free online Brexit webinars, ‘Brexit Bites’, for food businesses. In this series, we explain what you need to do to get your food business ready for Brexit.  

In this short Brexit Bite, Deirdre O’Brien from the Environmental Health Service of the Health Service Executive will give a brief overview of the requirements for importing foods of non-animal origin and food contact materials into Ireland from Great Britain from 1 January 2021. Carol Heavey from the Brexit Team in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland will then provide answers to common questions that are being asked by food businesses.

Brexit Bite: Importing Food of Animal Origin
Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new series of free online Brexit webinars, ‘Brexit Bites’, for food businesses. In this series, we explain what you need to do to get your food business ready for Brexit.   

In this short Brexit Bite, John Higgins and Noreen Galvin from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will give a brief overview of the requirements for importing foods of animal origin into Ireland from Great Britain from the 1 January 2021.

 

Food Safety Culture
Friday, 9 October 2020

The European Commission has proposed some addition to the regulation on the hygiene of foodstuffs (Regulation 852/2004). One aspect of the changes to the regulation will be a requirement for the adoption of the concept of a “food safety culture” within all food businesses.

Brexit Bite: Be Ready for 1 January 2021
Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new series of free online Brexit webinars, ‘Brexit Bites’, for small food businesses. In this series, we explain what you need to do to get your food business ready for Brexit.  

The FSAI will host the first webinar of this series at 10am on Wednesday, 7 October 2020. In this short Brexit Bite, Anne-Marie Boland (FSAI) will outline the steps food businesses need to take to get Brexit ready.

Oyster and Mussel Warning for Castlemaine Production Area
Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Following the detection of significant levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in oyster and mussel samples from the Castlemaine production area in the South West of Ireland, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, in conjunction with the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, the Health Service Executive and the Marine Institute, is reiterating the warning to people not to collect or take oysters or mussels from this area at this time.

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