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#Food Safety

# food-safety - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat

Minister Simon Coveney said that his department intends to introduce DNA testing from now on as a part of routine food testing in Ireland.

# food-safety - Friday 15 February, 2013

New chairman appointed to Food Safety Authority of Ireland

The new chairman has been named as Professor Michael Gibney of University College, Dublin.

# food-safety - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Brussels calls for mandatory beef DNA tests across the EU

Tonio Borg wants 2,500 tests on beef products, and 1,500 on horsemeat products, to ascertain the extent of the labelling problem.

# food-safety - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

What meat import is most frequently rejected by Ireland?

New information from the Department of Agriculture shows that a low number of animal food items were rejected at Irish ports.

# food-safety - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Company behind the horse burgers scandal apologises

ABP Food Group said they will introduce a testing regime, including DNA testing for all meat products following the FSAI findings.

David Cameron call for investigation into horse meat

However the British Prime Minister said ultimately retailers have to be responsible for what they sell and where it came from.

Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the horse meat controversy stop you from buying beef burgers?

An inquiry has been launched to find out why 10 beef burger products tested positive for horse DNA. Does this turn you off buying beef burgers?

# food-safety - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Number of food safety orders increased 30 per cent in 2012

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will continue to take a zero tolerance policy to breaches of food safety legislation in 2013.

# food-safety - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries

Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.

# food-safety - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

October highest month in 10 years for enforcement orders

The Food Safety Authority said that 12 closure orders and 6 prohibition orders were served on food businesses last month.

# food-safety - Friday 2 November, 2012

Organisations honoured for putting food safety first Food Safety This post contains images

Organisations honoured for putting food safety first

The awards were presented today as part of a conference which focused on the dangers associated with food allergies and cross contamination.

# food-safety - Monday 29 October, 2012

Food allergies are on rise in Ireland

Five per cent of children and three per cent of adults suffer from food allergies.

# food-safety - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Parents warned after US lawsuit filed against Monster energy drink makers

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said parents should keep highly caffeinated drinks away from their children.

# food-safety - Saturday 20 October, 2012

At least 49 cases of E.coli after outbreak at Belfast restaurant

Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency says over 200 people may have contracted the bug from Flicks restaurant.

Damn you, science! US researchers debunk 'five second rule'

Dropped your food? Don’t bother trying to pick it up quickly – it’s already ruined.

# food-safety - Monday 8 October, 2012

You've been warned: Don't eat the mushrooms growing in the wild

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland says wild mushrooms pose a risk of food poisoning.

# food-safety - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Warning over future counterfeit food threat

Rising food prices means counterfeit food is likely to become an increasing concern in the future, Food Safety head tells, following death of 19 Czechs from fake alcohol.

# food-safety - Monday 1 October, 2012

The Evening with added gecko tongue

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

# food-safety - Saturday 22 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Should eggs be stored in the fridge? The Answer. You Asked

Should eggs be stored in the fridge? The Answer.

The Food Safety of Authority saw the debate on Monday’s Burning Question – and came up with a definitive response.

# food-safety - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

11 closure orders served on businesses in August

The FSAI has said it is concerned about the continuously high number of closure orders this year.

# food-safety - Monday 3 September, 2012

Watchdog to crack down on growing 'food fraud'

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is planning to get tough on vendors who mislabel food in an attempt to scam consumers.

# food-safety - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July

The Food Safety Authority said it will not hold back in taking action against businesses that fail to comply with food safety legislation.

# food-safety - Monday 18 June, 2012

'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that manufacturers of food in Ireland need to strengthen their allergen labelling and control policies.

# food-safety - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Seven enforcement orders issued by Food Safety Authority in May

Meanwhile, the HSE prosecuted a Tesco Extra branch in Carton Park, Maynooth after customer complaints over chicken.

# food-safety - Monday 28 May, 2012

Warning about health risks after 1 tonne of meat stolen in Dublin

Consumers are being warned not to buy meat from unauthorised sources after around 1 tonne of beef – which could pose a health risk – was stolen from a Dublin warehouse.

# food-safety - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Six restaurants closed over food safety concerns in February

The amount of enforcement orders served in February was double that of January.

# food-safety - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Live insects, a tooth and a dead rodent: found in food here last year

The FSAI says complaints to its advice line increased by 13 per cent last year.

# food-safety - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Ivory Tower restaurant has closure order lifted

Chef Seamus O’Connell heartened by support for his Cork restaurant, including Twitter campaign: “I didn’t even know what Twitter was.”

# food-safety - Friday 16 December, 2011

Bottled water 'safer' - but industry still needs improvement

Microbiological tests of bottled water shows that standards have improved in the past number of years – however, two per cent of samples are still classed as “unsafe”.

# food-safety - Friday 9 December, 2011

High Court orders closure of Seamus O’Connell’s Cork restaurant

The owner of the high-profile Ivory Tower had been ignoring a closure order from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland – so the authority took him to court today.

# food-safety - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Seamus O'Connell's Ivory Tower in Cork closed by food safety unit

Restaurant described by New York Times as a destination for “inventive dishes” is served with closure order – as are five other Irish eateries in November.

# food-safety - Monday 14 November, 2011

Warning issued to Irish consumers over Lloyd Grossman korma sauce

Recall echoes that issued over the weekend in Britain after two cases of botulism were reportedly linked to a jar of the sauce in England.

# food-safety - Saturday 10 September, 2011

In focus: War of words over plan to ban ‘raw milk’

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland believes banning the sale of unpasteurised milk makes sense – but not everyone agrees.

# food-safety - Monday 13 June, 2011

German shortcomings in focus as E. coli outbreak wanes

Now that the deadly E. coli outbreak ravaging Germany seems to have waned, questions are being asked about the response to the crisis that killed 36 people and left thousands of others seriously ill.

# food-safety - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Less dangerous E. coli strain found in Dutch beet sprouts

Less dangerous E. coli strain found in Dutch beet sprouts

Authorities in the Netherlands have recalled red beet sprouts as a precautionary measure after discovering a strain of E.coli present in the vegetables. The strain is apparently less dangerous than the one causing Europe’s deadly E. coli crisis.

# food-safety - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Germany optimistic about falling E.coli infections

Meanwhile, the search for the source of the contamination continues.

# food-safety - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

EU Commission proposes €150m fund for farmers affected by E.coli outbreak

Meanwhile, WHO expert says time is running out for investigators to determine the original source of the deadly outbreak.

# food-safety - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Death toll from E. coli outbreak rises to 22 as bean sprouts identified as likely cause

The new figures record a total of 21 deaths in Germany and one in Sweden with health officials saying that bean sprouts grown in Germany were the likely cause of the deadly outbreak.

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