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Fifteen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in May
Monday, 8 June 2015

Fourteen Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of May for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

FSAI Reiterates Advice to Boil Imported Frozen Berries
Thursday, 21 May 2015

The FSAI reiterated its advice to consumers to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute prior to consumption.

New Guidance for the Use of Food Marketing Terms
Thursday, 14 May 2015


New guidance published aimed at ensuring consumers are not misled by the use of specific marketing terms (artisan/artisanal, farmhouse, traditional and natural) on foods.

Unapproved Food Premises Forced to Close
Thursday, 7 May 2015

A Closure Order and a Prohibition Order have been served on Mr Ivan Ebbitt, Erne Hill, Belturbet, Co. Cavan by veterinary inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.  This unapproved food premises was unhygienic and unsuitable for the purposes of food production.

Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in April
Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Seven Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of April for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.  The seven Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and the Prohibition Order was issued by sea-fisheries protection officers in the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.

Free Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar for Athlone
Monday, 13 April 2015

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up’ seminar from 8am to 1pm on Tuesday 21st April at the Hodson Bay Hotel,Roscommon Road, Athlone to assist those working in small food businesses and those thinking of setting up a food business. The free, half day event brings together a range of experts to explore the requirements needed for businesses to get off the ground and to comply with all the relevant food safety legislation.

Two Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Thursday, 9 April 2015

One Closure Order and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of March for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998.The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Free Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar for Waterford
Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up’ seminar in Waterford to assist those working in small food businesses and those thinking of setting up a food business. The event takes place from 08:00am to 13:00pm on Tuesday 24th March at The Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford.  Booking is advised and further information is available at www.fsai.ie/events.

Raw Milk Found to Contain Harmful Bacteria
Tuesday, 10 March 2015

FSAI survey shows that raw milk can contain harmful bacteria and therefore, the consumption of raw (unpasteurised) milk increases the risk of developing foodborne illness.  The FSAI continues to recommend that the sale of raw milk for direct human consumption should be prohibited in Ireland and advises that the most effective way to protect public health is to ensure that all milk is effectively heat-treated (e.g. pasteurised or boiled), especially when served to infants, children, pregnant women, older people and those with a weakened immune system or those suffering from a chronic disease.

Six Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in February
Friday, 6 March 2015

Five Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of February for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.  The five Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Prohibition Order was issued by local authority veterinary inspectors in Louth County Council.