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#Food Safety

# 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, 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.

# food-safety - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister

Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.

# food-safety - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The EU isn't banning refillable jugs of olive oil after all

Agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos has abandoned his plan after opposition from northern European countries.

# food-safety - Saturday 18 May, 2013

The EU is banning refillable bottles of olive oil

The new food safety rules mean restaurants will not be able to buy oil from specialised producers.

# food-safety - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Irish firm among hundreds hit by new horsemeat scandal in the Netherlands

Earlier the Netherlands’ food safety agency said that a Dutch supplier may have distributed as much as 50,000 tonnes of contaminated beef to companies across Europe.

# food-safety - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Montessori among 11 closure orders over food safety concerns

Twelve enforcement orders were served on businesses by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, it said today.

Horsemeat scandal to play 'significant role' in Irish food business growth

A new Europe-wide focus on labelling and traceability could increase turnover for these businesses over the next year, according to a new report.

# food-safety - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

McCoy's crisps recalled after plastic found in packets

Four different multipacks of McCoy’s crisps were being voluntarily recalled from shelves.

# food-safety - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland? Food Safety This post contains videos

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?

There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.

# food-safety - Monday 25 March, 2013

Second set of horsemeat tests published by FSAI

The results showed the presence of horsemeat in two products that had already been withdrawn from the market.

# food-safety - Saturday 9 March, 2013

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free

Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.

# food-safety - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Two Chinese restaurants among 12 enforcement orders served last month

The Food Safety Authority closed twelve business last month under food safety legislation.

# food-safety - Monday 4 March, 2013

FSAI says 29 out of 634 beef products tested positive for horsemeat

The products have all previously been identified and removed from the marketplace.

# food-safety - Monday 25 February, 2013

Ikea pulls meatballs from European countries after horsemeat tests

The meatballs have been withdrawn from at least 15 countries, including Ireland, after traces of horse DNA were found in one of three tests.

# food-safety - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Poll: Have you stopped eating ready-meals because of the horsemeat scandal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you stopped eating ready-meals because of the horsemeat scandal?

A survey in Britain has found that a significant number of people have stopped eating the meals as a result of the scandal. Have you?

# 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.