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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# hygiene

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Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.
Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year
Most complaints were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said.
Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants were in Ireland last year
There were 124 enforcement orders issued by the FSAI last year, an increase on the previous year.
'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly'
The HSE has warned people to “spread cheer, not illness” this Christmas.
'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May
May was the highest month so far this year for closure orders.
Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April
The businesses are located in Mayo, Kilkenny, Dublin, Louth and Clare.
A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland received over 3,200 complaints last year.
These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have issued a total of 28 closure orders so far this year.
Is it better to shower in the morning or at night?
An age old question.
Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
That’s what one geneticist thinks.
Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...
Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.
Do astronauts shower while they're in space?
No, but they don’t stink. Here’s how.
An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat
It releases more aroma when in contact with moisture.
Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses
HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.
'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints
This might put you off your lunch.
Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in...
A company’s gone to the trouble of commissioning a poll….
What can your nails tell you about your health?
More than you’d probably like to know.
Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives
There are over 3,500 people living on the streets in San Francisco.
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.
SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students
Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.
Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.
Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?
The bug was drawn for a HSE competition to raise awareness of microbes.
Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets
A new survey reveals men are twice as bad as women and the hospitality sector is particularly bad.
End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month
Twelve per cent of prisoners are currently forced to ‘slop out’ but the Prison Service says things are gradually changing.
Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports
Four other hospitals, including the Mater and St. Vincent’s in Dublin, were found to have unclean environments that posed risks to patients.
Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'
Improvements in cleanliness are needed at the Tipperary hospital, said health watchdog HIQA.
Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.
Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene
HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.
Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital
Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.
This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom
Loo roll is “primitive”, apparently.
New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market
Revolymer says its Rev7 gum is removable and degradable, and can be easily cleaned from streets or clothes.
Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital
Visiting restrictions are in place at the hospital in response to a “particularly virulent” form of the winter vomiting bug.
One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.
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.
The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)
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.
No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…
'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.