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Food Innovation Conference Advises on Access to EU Market
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The FSAI hosted a national conference to demystify the regulations to place innovative and new foods on the EU market.

Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in May
Thursday, 8 June 2017

Seven 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.

Four Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in April
Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Two Closure Orders, one Prohibition Order and one Improvement 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.

Many Food Businesses Are Not Providing Allergen Information to Consumers
Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Findings of an audit published that shows an unacceptable level of non-compliance by food businesses when it comes to providing consumers with accurate written information on 14 specified allergens in non-prepacked food. New national information campaign launched which will run across, print, online and broadcast media with strong messages to highlight the potential consequences that missing or inaccurate allergen information can have on an individual’s health.

Seven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Thursday, 6 April 2017

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.

Five Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in February
Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Five Closure 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.

FSAI Issued a Total of 67 Food Alerts and Food Allergen Alerts in 2016
Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The FSAI today published the number and breakdown of food alerts and food allergen alerts issued in 2016. Last year, 39 food alerts and 28 food allergen alerts were issued, as compared to 31 and 36, respectively in 2015.

Five Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in January
Thursday, 9 February 2017

Five 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 EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

FSAI Advice Line Received 3,202 Food Complaints in 2016
Monday, 6 February 2017

The FSAI's Advice Line received 3,202 complaints by consumers relating to food, food premises and food labelling in 2016. The figure represents a total increase of 17% on 2015 (when 2,739 were received), with the number of complaints about food poisoning were up considerably at 45%.

Free Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar, Dublin
Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ on Wednesday 25th January at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9 to assist those working in small food businesses or those who may be thinking of setting up a food business.