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# Food Safety Authority of Ireland

This year
Frozen food ban on Iceland stores lifted as extension granted on efforts to save the company
The news of the lifting of the ban was relayed during the latest court sitting around preserving the company’s stores in this country.
Interim examiner appointed to Iceland's Irish franchise, days after major food recall
The company was ordered to withdraw all imported frozen food of animal origin from its stores last week.
Batch of Wrights of Howth Organic Salmon recalled due to possible presence of Listeria
The implicated batch of Organic Irish smoked salmon has a use-by date of 22 June.
Dead rodents and foul odours: Seven closure orders served on food businesses last month
The FSAI chief executive said ‘consumers can rest assured that enforcement measures will be applied to food businesses that do not meet their legal obligations’.
Several Cadbury chocolate desserts recalled due to listeria concerns
The Cadbury products being recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes are the Crunchie, Flake, and Dairy Milk Buttons chocolate desserts.
Live maggots in chicken and a false nail in chips: Complaints handled by FSAI increase by 19%
4,058 complaints from consumers were handled by the FSAI’s advice line last year.
Batches of expired raw chicken products recalled due to possible presence of Salmonella
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the chicken potentially infected with Salmonella originated in Ireland.
Last year
Live rodents, unsafe temperatures and rusty utensils among reasons for latest food closures
The orders were served in October.
Cost cited as most important factor for Irish consumers when buying food
The FSAI says it’s not surprising given the ‘current high cost of living climate and rising household bills’.
Recall order issued on children's plates sold in Penneys due to chemical contamination fears
It is the second recall in as many months with a similar order by the FSA of the Primark Winnie the Pooh plate in August.
Recall issued on several Marks & Spencer chicken products over possible presence of salmonella
The chicken potentially infected with the dangerous bacteria originated in the UK.
Eight businesses ordered to close in February over food safety breaches
Orders were issued to businesses in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Meath, Offaly and Tipperary.
Juice can filled with beans and spider in a cocktail: FSAI handled 3,400 complaints last year
The majority of complaints from the public were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, according to the FSAI.
Rat droppings and overflowing toilets: FSAI enforcements rise in 2021, including two in December
The FSAI issued 59 enforcement orders in total last year.
All time
Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets
This year, six children under the age of ten have been hospitalised after accidentally consuming jelly sweets containing cannabis
Rat activity and mice droppings: four food businesses ordered to shut last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure orders today.
Filth, grime and a dead bird: Four food businesses were hit with closure orders last month
The orders remain in place for three of the businesses.
Over 40 recalls of food contaminated with pesticide ethylene oxide - and more expected
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have recalled over 40 products since September 2020 due to ethylene oxide contamination.
Ethylene oxide has been banned in the European Union since 1981.
Many of the recalled items contain contaminated sesame seeds from India.
However, another some contain contaminated locust bean gum, and the source of this contamination is unknown, Emma Taggart reports.
Plywood fixed to the ceiling, and live cockroaches: Three food businesses ordered to close last month
All three businesses have since had the closure orders lifted.
People over 65 told not to drink 'strong tea' with meals as part of new dietary advice
New guidance has been issued by the FSAI.
Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.
Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
Two closure orders and two prohibitions were issued in February.
Numerous batches of cakes sold in Lidl recalled due to potential presence of metal pieces
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland announced the recalls today.
Food inspectors discover unregistered business operating out of domestic dwelling in Co Westmeath
The Food Safety Authority ordered the closure of one food business in May.
'Significant' rodent activity and unidentifiable raw meats: Four food businesses ordered to shut last month
Four closure orders and two prohibitions were issued last month.
Yoghurt recall over possible presence of metal pieces extended to Lidl products
Several Müller yoghurt products were recalled yesterday.
Müller yoghurts recalled over possible presence of metal pieces
Several products from the company have been recalled.
Restaurant forced to close after pool of blood discovered in storage unit during safety inspection
Six food businesses were closed by the FSAI last month.
Bottles of hot sauce recalled over 'risk of explosion'
Customers are advised to immediately return the sauce.
Houmous sold in Aldi and Lidl recalled due to presence of Salmonella
Consumers are being told not to consume the affected batches.
Dublin restaurant forced to close after bird seen flying from kitchen during food safety inspection
Eight food businesses were closed by the FSAI in July.
FSAI recalls batch of Dutch cannabis oil after finding it contains psychoactive cannabis
The oil, imported from the Netherlands, was found to contain THC.
FSAI recalls batch of baby food over possible contamination with rubber glove
250g jars of Cheesy Broccoli Bake sold in Boots Ireland are affected.
Dublin restaurant closed due to 'substantial evidence that rats are active'
Six food businesses were ordered to partially or fully close last month.
Food alert over frozen mini sausage rolls which may contain pieces of plastic
The FSAI has advised those who have bought the product not eat it.
Recall of SuperValu and Centra bottled water due to 'off odour and taste'
All batches of the five litre bottles of Still Irish Water are affected.
Lidl recalls batch of chocolate bars over allergy concerns
The bars could be a health risk to anyone with an allergy to nuts.
FSAI recalls four slimming tea and coffee products over 'unauthorised' health claims
The authority has asked wholesalers and retailers to remove these products from shelves and to display point-of-sale notices to inform customers.
Air Corps restaurant at Casement Aerodrome closed by FSAI after mice found in kitchen and dining area
Nine businesses were closed by the authority for breaches of food safety legislation last month.
Cockroaches and gnaw marks on a loaf of bread: 13 Irish food businesses closed by FSAI in November
13 closure orders and one prohibition order were served against businesses last month.