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Thirteen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in July
Monday, 8 August 2016

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that twelve Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of July 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 Launches its Strategy 2016-2018 - 'Safe and Trustworthy Food for Everyone'
Friday, 29 July 2016

The FSAI has published its strategy for 2016 – 2018, which sets out its core vision of safe and trustworthy food for everyone and its mission of protecting consumers by leading a collaborative food safety community to continuously raise food standards and create a culture of excellence.

National Consultation Seeks Views on 'Small Quantities' Definition for Nutrition Labelling
Monday, 18 July 2016

National consultation launched to seek views and opinions on EU regulations that allow for some prepacked food products to be exempt from displaying nutrition information.

Eleven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in June
Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that eight Closure Orders, two Prohibition Orders and one Improvement Order were served on food businesses during the month of June 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).

Small Producers Rearing Turkeys or Geese for Christmas Must Register
Thursday, 30 June 2016

As small poultry producers start ordering turkey and goose chicks to rear for the Christmas market, the FSAI encourages all these producers to register with their Local Authority’s Veterinary Services.

FSAI Welcomes Court Ruling - FSAI v Keelaghan Wholesale Meats Ltd
Friday, 17 June 2016

The FSAI welcomed Judge Grainne Malone’s ruling at Navan District Court in a case involving Keelaghan Wholesale Meats Ltd of 101-102 Ashbourne Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Co. Meath and six offences related to breaches of food safety legislation.

Twelve Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in May
Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Twelve Closure Orders 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 Advises Against Eating Apricot Kernels Due to Risk of Cyanide Poisoning
Thursday, 12 May 2016

The FSAI today advised consumers not to eat apricot kernels, as eating them can lead to a risk of cyanide poisoning. It states that raw, unprocessed apricot kernels, as well as the powdered form, should be avoided. The FSAI stresses that children should not eat these products.

Eight Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in April
Monday, 9 May 2016

Eight Closure Orders 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.

FSAI Report Proposes Options to Reduce Risk of Severe Birth Defects
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The FSAI published a scientific report which provides a comprehensive update on folic acid nutrition and the efforts to reduce Irish rates of neural tube defects (NTDs) such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are among the highest in the world. The report examines the effectiveness of increasing women’s folic acid intakes through food supplements and food fortification.