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FSAI Advises of Fresh Mussels Recall
Friday, 21 August 2015

A food recall of fresh mussels supplied from Wednesday 19th August to some retail stores throughout Ireland.  The mussels were harvested from Roaringwater Bay, Co. Cork on Monday (17th Aug) and Tuesday (18th Aug) and may contain harmful levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins.

Seventeen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in July
Thursday, 6 August 2015

Sixteen 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.

Nine Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in June
Tuesday, 7 July 2015

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

Fifteen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in May
Monday, 8 June 2015

Fourteen 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.

FSAI Reiterates Advice to Boil Imported Frozen Berries
Thursday, 21 May 2015

The FSAI reiterated its advice to consumers to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute prior to consumption.

New Guidance for the Use of Food Marketing Terms
Thursday, 14 May 2015


New guidance published aimed at ensuring consumers are not misled by the use of specific marketing terms (artisan/artisanal, farmhouse, traditional and natural) on foods.

Unapproved Food Premises Forced to Close
Thursday, 7 May 2015

A Closure Order and a Prohibition Order have been served on Mr Ivan Ebbitt, Erne Hill, Belturbet, Co. Cavan by veterinary inspectors from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.  This unapproved food premises was unhygienic and unsuitable for the purposes of food production.

Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in April
Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Seven Closure Orders and one Prohibition 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.  The seven Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and the Prohibition Order was issued by sea-fisheries protection officers in the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.

Free Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar for Athlone
Monday, 13 April 2015

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up’ seminar from 8am to 1pm on Tuesday 21st April at the Hodson Bay Hotel,Roscommon Road, Athlone to assist those working in small food businesses and those thinking of setting up a food business. The free, half day event brings together a range of experts to explore the requirements needed for businesses to get off the ground and to comply with all the relevant food safety legislation.

Two Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March
Thursday, 9 April 2015

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