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#Food Safety

# food-safety - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does

Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.

# food-safety - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Put down that glass of raw milk, say Ireland's food safety experts

(You can boil it before drinking it though)

# food-safety - Thursday 8 January, 2015

96 businesses hit with food safety closures last year, was your favourite restaurant one?

It was a busy year for Ireland’s food safety watchdog.

# food-safety - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Ever wondered why Europeans don't refrigerate eggs, but Americans do?

It’s the question that you have long wanted to be answered.

# food-safety - Friday 12 December, 2014

Do you buy Holle or Lebenswert baby food? It could make your child sick

Some Holle and Lebendswert branded baby foods have been recalled because of ‘undesirable plant constitutents’.

# food-safety - Thursday 4 December, 2014

These 11 businesses were hit with food safety closure orders last month

They range from the Arlington Hotel in Temple Bar to a manufacturing plant of Pure Green Juices.

# food-safety - Monday 10 November, 2014

Was your favourite restaurant shut down last month? Fifteen food businesses were

Ireland’s food safety watchdog was busy in October.

# food-safety - Monday 6 October, 2014

Quinn’s pub closed after All Ireland due to “grave and immediate danger to public health”

The pub was issued with a closure order by the Food Safety Authority that was lifted two days later.

# food-safety - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# food-safety - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Was your favourite eatery closed over food safety concerns in August?

The FSAI has reported seven closure orders and one prohibition order from last month.

# food-safety - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Seven closure orders served on restaurants and a food stall in Ireland last month

“While most food businesses are committed to high standards for the health of their customers, this is not always the case,” said the FSAI’s chief executive.

# food-safety - Friday 25 July, 2014

Shops could STILL be codding customers with mislabelled fish

Preliminary results have shown that white fish is being mislabelled as different species.

# food-safety - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

China detains five over expired meat sold to McDonald's, KFC

US food supplier OSI is caught up in scandal involving out-of-date meat being mixed with fresh product or re-labelled.

# food-safety - Monday 7 July, 2014

Was your local take-away closed over food safety concerns last month?

Nine closure orders were served last month – three involved take-aways.

# food-safety - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Have you eaten in any of these places served with closure orders last month?

The FSAI said there is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.

# food-safety - Monday 2 June, 2014

Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin?

Mould is likely to contaminate the bread at some point, but what is the best way of stopping this from happening?

# food-safety - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Have you eaten in any of these places served with closure orders last month?

The FSAI was particularly critical of businesses with improper storage or poor cleaning standards.

# food-safety - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Poll: Do you think calorie counts should be put on menus? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think calorie counts should be put on menus?

The proposal is aimed at helping people make healthy choices, but do you agree with it?

# food-safety - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Prohibition order for fish plant after products recalled over food poisoning

Seven closure orders and one prosecution were also recorded last month.

# food-safety - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Aldi withdraws sausage rolls over sulphur labelling

You might want to return the foods, particularly if you’re asthmatic.

# food-safety - Thursday 6 March, 2014

TDs’ Kildare Street haunt among businesses closed by food safety inspectors

The FSAI issues such orders where it’s deemed “there’s likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises”.

# food-safety - Monday 3 March, 2014

Investigation into which businesses were supplied by 'illegal slaughter plant'

Suspected illegal animal slaughter and meat cutting operations were discovered in the Newry and Mourne area.

# food-safety - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Live insects, glass... and a human tooth in a takeaway --- a busy year for the food safety hotline Ugh

Live insects, glass... and a human tooth in a takeaway --- a busy year for the food safety hotline

There was a surge of complaints to the FSAI’s helpline last year. Surprisingly, only 33 related to the horse meat scandal.

# food-safety - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

"Disappointing": 31 per cent increase in food safety enforcement orders

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland described it as “unacceptable” that some food businesses continue to breach food safety laws.

# food-safety - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 'Donkey meat' in Wal-Mart China found to contain fox meat Meat Up

'Donkey meat' in Wal-Mart China found to contain fox meat

The retail giant has recalled ‘Five Spice Donkey Meat’ from some stores in China.

# food-safety - Friday 27 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# food-safety - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Half of tested "Irish" pig meat isn't Irish - IFA

The IFA added that some retailers are using labels that suggest their product is Irish when it is, in fact, imported.

# food-safety - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Closure orders served on nine businesses by Food Safety Authority in October

Three businesses still have outstanding orders against them, the FSAI says.

# food-safety - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

# food-safety - Thursday 12 September, 2013

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal

The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.

# food-safety - Monday 9 September, 2013

Boil all imported frozen berries, they could contain hepatitis A - FSAI

So far in Ireland, there have been 15 primary cases of hepatitis A linked to the consumption of the frozen fruit.

# food-safety - Friday 6 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day

# food-safety - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"

The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

# food-safety - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 'Moving cheese' on airport sandwich turns out to be maggots A Bug's Life This post contains videos

'Moving cheese' on airport sandwich turns out to be maggots

The diner thought the maggots were Parmesan, until they started squirming.

# food-safety - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Double the number of food safety enforcement orders in July is 'worrying'

The FSAI served 16 enforcement orders on food businesses in July, double the amount served in June.

# food-safety - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management Horsemeat This post contains videos

Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, Coveney said that his department has handed information to authorities in other countries and that he expects them to pursue prosecutions.

# food-safety - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Gulf countries lift ban on Irish meat

The ban introduced by six Middle-Easter countries following BSE crisis was scrapped after successful inspection.

# food-safety - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Not to ruin your weekend, but your BBQ might give you cancer

Research shows that your barbcue may be cooking up some dangerous chemicals, but don’t worry, we have tips on how to avoid it.

# food-safety - Thursday 6 June, 2013

'Shocking' number of food businesses served with closure orders in May

The Food Safety Authority said businesses must be vigilant as we enter the summer months and risks for bacteria related illnesses increase.