Press Releases Archive

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.

FSAI Publishes 2016 Annual Report
Thursday, 12 October 2017

FSAI Annual Report, 2016 published

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.

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.

FSAI Announces Consultation on Criteria for 5µg Vitamin D Only Supplements to be Listed as Suitable for Infants in Ireland
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Public consultation on the criteria for 5µg Vitamin D only supplements to be listed as suitable for infants in Ireland. The online consultation will be held from 28th June to 11th August 2017 and invites parents, caregivers, health professionals, food supplement manufacturers, food businesses and any interested parties to take part.

Food Innovation Conference Advises on Access to EU Market
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The FSAI hosted a national conference to demystify the regulations to place innovative and new foods on the EU market.

Many Food Businesses Are Not Providing Allergen Information to Consumers
Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Findings of an audit published that shows an unacceptable level of non-compliance by food businesses when it comes to providing consumers with accurate written information on 14 specified allergens in non-prepacked food. New national information campaign launched which will run across, print, online and broadcast media with strong messages to highlight the potential consequences that missing or inaccurate allergen information can have on an individual’s health.

FSAI Issued a Total of 67 Food Alerts and Food Allergen Alerts in 2016
Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The FSAI today published the number and breakdown of food alerts and food allergen alerts issued in 2016. Last year, 39 food alerts and 28 food allergen alerts were issued, as compared to 31 and 36, respectively in 2015.

FSAI Advice Line Received 3,202 Food Complaints in 2016
Monday, 6 February 2017

The FSAI's Advice Line received 3,202 complaints by consumers relating to food, food premises and food labelling in 2016. The figure represents a total increase of 17% on 2015 (when 2,739 were received), with the number of complaints about food poisoning were up considerably at 45%.

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