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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.

Free FSAI Seminar in Galway for Food Business Start-Ups
Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ in Galway to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business. The event takes place from 8am to 1pm on Thursday, 19th May at the Galway Bay Hotel, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway.

FSAI Conference Explores Performance Nutrition for Young People
Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The FSAI's Food Safety Consultative Council today hosted an open meeting to discuss the effect on young people (aged 13-35 years) of performance nutrition and the proliferation of related food products and supplements.

Eleven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Thursday, 7 April 2016

Ten 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. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Free FSAI Seminar in Cork for Food Business Start-Ups
Monday, 4 April 2016

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ from 8am to 1pm on Thursday, 14th April at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business.

FSAI Publishes Results of a Total Diet Study
Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Results of a Total Diet Study (2012-2014) carried out to assess the dietary exposure of the Irish population to a number of chemicals that may pose a risk to health if consumed in excessive amounts. The study, which analysed the most commonly consumed foods in Ireland for particular chemical contaminants, is an important tool for identifying and assessing potential food safety risks to consumers.

Six Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in February
Monday, 7 March 2016

Six 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. The Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

FSAI Advice Line Received 2,739 Food Complaints in 2015
Thursday, 11 February 2016

The FSAI's Advice Line received 2,739 complaints by consumers relating to food, food premises and food labelling in 2015.

Two Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in January
Monday, 8 February 2016

One Closure Order 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.

New Guidance for Using the Term 'Butter' in Fat Spreads
Thursday, 21 January 2016

Guidance note published on the use of the term ‘butter’ in the labelling and advertising of fat spreads to aid in the compliance by the food industry with relevant food law.