Press Releases Archive

New Chief Executive for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the FSAI.

FSAI Advises Consumers Not to Eat Belmont Organic Venison
Friday, 12 December 2014

The FSAI advises consumers not to eat any Belmont Organic Venison products which they may have purchased, as these products were cut, minced and wrapped in an unapproved establishment.

Recall of Some Holle Branded and Lebenswert Branded Baby Foods
Friday, 12 December 2014

Holle Baby Food GmbH Serviceburo is recalling all batches of specific Holle branded and Lebenswert branded baby foods due to the presence of atropine and scopolamine (undesirable plant constituents).

 

Twelve Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in November
Thursday, 4 December 2014

Eleven Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of November for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.  The eleven Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and the one Prohibition Order was issued by local authority veterinary inspectors in Mayo County Council.

 

Food Conference Explores Evidence for Food Addiction
Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The FSAI's Food Safety Consultative Council today hosted an open meeting to discuss the topic of food addition and to explore if it is possible to be addicted to certain food products. ‘Food Addiction – Believe it or Not?’ provided a platform for international and national experts to debate the attitudes and consumption patterns of consumers and whether food choices can lead to addictive behaviours 


 

FSAI Advises Caution on Consuming Wild Mushrooms - Vigilance Needed to Safeguard Children from Risk of Poisoning
Thursday, 2 October 2014

The FSAI strongly advises people not to eat any part of a mushroom found in the wild without first seeking the advice of an expert mushroom forager. It warns of the serious risks posed by poisonous mushrooms and, in particular, the need for parents and guardians to ensure children do not consume wild mushrooms that may be growing in gardens or fields.

Free 'Small Food Business Start-Up' Seminar for Cork
Monday, 15 September 2014

The FSAI is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up’ seminar in Cork to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business on Thursday 9th October 2014 at Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Tivoli, Co. Cork.

FSAI Renews Advice to Boil Imported Frozen Berries
Monday, 8 September 2014

The FSAI today advised consumers to continue to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute prior to consumption. The FSAI stated that it is re-enforcing this advice which was originally provided last year when a food poisoning outbreak of hepatitis A virus linked to imported frozen berries was first identified in Ireland and subsequently transpired to be a multi-state European outbreak.

FSAI Survey Finds no Horse DNA in Beef Products Tested - Presence of Chicken and Bovine DNA Found in Takeaway Lamb Dishes
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Findings of two surveys examining the authenticity of beef and lamb products published. As part of an ongoing EU-wide programme on food fraud, the FSAI’s study of beef products found no traces of horse DNA in the 52 beef products analysed, which included burgers, meat-based meals, corned beef, meat balls and pasta dishes. This demonstrates compliance by the industry. However, a separate study by the FSAI examining lamb kebabs and lamb dishes in takeaway restaurants raised concerns about the presence of undeclared meat, such as chicken and beef.

Nine Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in June
Monday, 7 July 2014

Nine Closure Orders 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.

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