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Rodent Infestations the Reason for Three Closure Orders Served in November
Thursday, 7 December 2017

Three Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of November 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).

New Measures to Reduce Acrylamide in Food
Thursday, 23 November 2017

The FSAI today welcomed new EU Regulations that aim to reduce consumer exposure to potentially harmful acrylamide in food products. Acrylamide is a chemical substance that naturally forms when frying, roasting or baking certain carbohydrate-rich foodstuffs at temperatures above 120°C.

Four Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in October
Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Four Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of October for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

FSAI Publishes 2016 Annual Report
Thursday, 12 October 2017

FSAI Annual Report, 2016 published

Rodent Infestation and Dirty Premises Amongst Reasons for 10 Closure Orders Served in September
Monday, 9 October 2017

Ten Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of September for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The full details of each Enforcement Order will be published every month on the FSAI website.

Joined Forces Work to Tackle Food Fraud and Protect Consumers
Thursday, 5 October 2017

A two day international conference to share information and explore challenges facing the safety, the integrity and the authenticity of the global food supply chain opened today in Dublin Castle. Over 300 delegates were in attendance at Safeguarding the Food Chain – Protecting Authenticity and Integrity hosted by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in partnership with safefood.

FSAI Provides Food Donation Guidance to Charities and Businesses
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Four new guidance documents published for charities and donating food businesses to ensure that the highest food safety standards are maintained to protect consumer health.

Nine Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in July
Wednesday, 9 August 2017

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that nine Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of July 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.

Selling or Advertising Food Online? New Guide Published
Thursday, 20 July 2017

A new guide published to assist food businesses comply with their legislative requirements in order to safeguard consumer health and rights at all times. It sets out the information that must be provided to consumers by food businesses promoting or selling food online via websites or social media.

Seven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in June
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that six Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of June for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.