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Re-Use of Public Sector Information

Re-Use of Public Sector Information

The European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 279/2005) provide a statutory basis for the re-use by individuals and organisations of existing information held by public sector bodies.

The European Communities (Re-Use of Public Sector Information) Regulations 2005 (as amended by S.I. 103/2008 and S.I. 525/2015) (the PSI Regulations) affect how information may be re-used, once it is legitimately accessed, by placing obligations on the public sector to the benefit of re-users.

The PSI Regulations provide for the re-use of information held by public sector bodies. It is important to note, however, that the PSI Regulations 

  • do not create any new rights of access to information
  • do not circumscribe existing regimes in respect of copyright or intellectual property
  • do not circumscribe the protection of personal data or Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation
  • do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law

PSI Regulations and Food Safety Authority of Ireland

All the information which features on its website ( is the copyright of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) unless stated otherwise. You may re-use the information on this website free of charge in any format.

Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Information and documents from this website may be re-used subject to the terms of the latest Public Service Information license.

While you may re-use the information, certain conditions apply. You must

  • acknowledge the source and the FSAI’s copyright in cases where you supply the information to others
  • reproduce the information accurately
  • not use the information in a misleading way
  • not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product and/or service
  • not use the information for, or in support of, illegal, immoral, fraudulent or dishonest purposes

The FSAI is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information. While every effort is made to ensure that the information on its website is accurate, the FSAI does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free, it does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use its information.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from the Director of Corporate Affairs. S/he may be contacted by post or by email. The contact details are as follows.

By post

Director of Corporate Affairs, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, The Exchange, George’s Dock, IFSC, D01 P2V6, Dublin 1.


You may complete the form on the FSAI website.