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Seven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Monday, 8 April 2019

Six Closure Orders 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 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in February
Friday, 8 March 2019

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that four Closure Orders, two Improvement Orders, and two Prohibition Orders 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 Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

FSAI First With New DNA Food Scanning Tool
Monday, 18 February 2019

New DNA scanning tool to identify the entire DNA content of a food.

Ten Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in January
Monday, 11 February 2019

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

Irish-led Consortium Wins 5 million euro EU Grant to Provide Food Safety Support to Albania
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

A consortium of Irish government agencies, led by the FSAI, and their international partners has won a €5m EU grant to support Albania as a candidate for accession to the European Union, by strengthening its food safety, veterinary and plant health standards, over the next four years

New National Roadmap for Consumer Protection in Relation to Food Safety
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

New Strategy 2019-2023 launched

Updated Healthy Eating Guidelines Guide to Improve Nation's Diet
Monday, 28 January 2019

The FSAI today published the updated Healthy Eating, Food Safety and Food Legislation – a Guide Supporting the Healthy Ireland Food Pyramid. The Guide describes in colourful detail how to make the best food choices for health and provides practical advice to protect people in Ireland from 5 years of age onwards against diet-related ill health.

Wicklow Student Wins FSAI Special Award at BT Young Scientist
Thursday, 17 January 2019

The FSAI presented a Special Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

109 Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in 2018
Tuesday, 8 January 2019

109 Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses for breaches in food safety legislation in 2018, increasing by 58% compared to 2017 (69).