Press Releases

Five Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Thursday, 8 April 2021

Five Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the month of March for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020.

FSAI Issued 167 Food Alerts and Food Allergen Alerts in 2020
Thursday, 18 March 2021

In 2020,167 food alerts and food allergen alerts were issued, compared to 107 in 2019. Of these, 112 were food alerts and 55 were food allergen alerts.

Four Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in February
Monday, 8 March 2021

Four Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the month of February for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and officers of the FSAI.

FSAI Investigations into Unregistered Food Businesses Increased in 2020
Tuesday, 2 March 2021

The FSAI today reported that, in collaboration with its official agencies, investigations were carried out into 47 unregistered food businesses in 2020, as compared to 19 in 2019.

FSAI Advice Line Received 2,772 Food Complaints in 2020
Monday, 22 February 2021

Over 2,772 consumer complaints were handled by the FSAI's Advice Line in 2020, with 34% of complaints relating to unfit food and 30% to poor hygiene standards.

FSAI Announces Consultation on Food Labelling
Thursday, 11 February 2021

The FSAI today opened a public consultation on behalf of the Department of Health calling for views and feedback on the proposed revision of a number of labelling issues.

Two Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in January
Monday, 8 February 2021

Two Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of January for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020. The Closure Orders were issued by officers of the FSAI.

42 Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in 2020
Friday, 8 January 2021

Between 1st January and 31st December 2020, 31 Closure Orders, 2 Improvement Orders and 9 Prohibition Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE), veterinary inspectors in the local authorities and officers of the FSAI on food businesses throughout the country.