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FSAI Collaborates with the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland to Improve Standards in Advertising of Food in Irish Marketplace
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland have collaborated to introduce guidance aimed at ensuring consumers are not misled by the use of marketing terms on foods.

'Small Quantities' and 'Local' Definitions for Nutrition Labelling Introduced
Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Department of Health has introduced Irish law [S.I. 559 of 2016] defining what is meant by ‘small quantities’ and ‘local retail establishment’ for nutrition labelling.

Ten Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in October
Monday, 7 November 2016

Ten Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the month of October for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

Salt Reducing in Processed Foods - Salt in Diet Still High
Thursday, 3 November 2016

Update of the FSAI's annual salt monitoring programme.

FSAI Reiterates Its Call To Food Service Businesses To Use MenuCal To Assist In Identifying Allergens and Calculating Calories
Thursday, 20 October 2016

The FSAI today reiterated its call to all 22,000 food service businesses in Ireland to avail of its free online tool, MenuCal to assist in identifying 14 categories of allergens and calculating calories within their dishes.

Thirteen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in September
Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thirteen Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the month of September for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

New Guidance for Safer Production of Fresh Produce
Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today has published new guidance to assist growers with the safe production of fresh produce on farms. The guidance and its accompanying simplified leaflet outlines the potential risks associated with fresh produce and provides practical advice to growers to reduce this risk and improve food safety. 

FSAI Welcomes National Obesity Policy and Action Plan
Thursday, 22 September 2016

Obesity Policy and Action Plan published by Government

Eleven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in August
Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Eleven Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of August 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 HSE.

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).