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# Food Safety

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# Food Safety
Thousands of contaminated eggs recalled in the UK - but no threat to Ireland yet
Dutch investigators have arrested two men after millions of eggs were recalled across Europe.
# Food Safety
Burrito and Indian restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month
July has seen the highest number of closure orders so far this year.
# Food Safety
Aldi recalls Skellig Bay mackerel fillets due to 'elevated levels of histamine'
Skellig Bay Mackerel Fillets, with a use by date of 30 June, have been recalled.
# Wonkandy
Bags of sweets withdrawn by FSAI due to sharp plastic sticks in packs
The Food Safety Authority is warning that the sharp parts may cause injury to consumers.
# Food Safety
Seven food businesses were served enforcement orders last month
The FSAI does not expand on the reasons the orders were issued.
# Food Safety
Lidl recalls vegetarian mince due to possible presence of bits of plastic
On Tuesday, mince was recalled from Aldi for the same reason.
# Food Safety
Mars Ireland recalls some Galaxy chocolate products over salmonella scare
Consumers are being urged not to eat the affected products.
# Food Poisoning
People warned to cook meat fully after 50 fall ill in north Dublin salmonella outbreak
At least 16 cases of salmonella have been identified following the outbreak.
# Dublin
Portmarnock restaurant closed and investigation launched into salmonella outbreak
An outbreak control team has been formed and the investigation is ongoing.
# Closure Orders
Thai and Chinese restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month
The FSAI said while most food businesses maintain high standards of food safety, this is not always the case.
# Audit
Most Irish food businesses aren't giving allergen details and some are even giving incorrect information
Three in every 100 people in Ireland have a food allergy and require accurate information.
# food closures
Tapas restaurant and grocery among six food outlets served with closure orders in March
A prohibition order and successful prosecution was also handed out by the HSE last month.
# food for thought
What does a 'closure order' mean for a restaurant?
“There you are, you’ve worked your whole life to build a business and it’s all over the papers and internet that you don’t look after your food.”
# Food Safety
Pizza and Mexican restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month
The FSAI said some businesses are “potentially putting consumers’ health at serious risk”.
# don't eat that
Last year saw the highest number of food alerts issued in a decade
The FSAI dealt with 554 food incidents in 2016.
# food safety alert
Two batches of Wicklow Blue Cheese recalled over Listeria fears
Both Tesco and Supervalu recalled the cheese from their stores on Tuesday.
# shut down
These five food businesses were served with closure orders last month
Two were in Dublin, with one each in Limerick, Meath and Cork.
# Complaints
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.
# health risk
These chocolate Santas are being recalled because they may have plastic in them
It applies to the 200g size of the chocolate Santa.
# Food Safety
Tayto manufacturer fined €2,000 under food safety laws
The fine related to the contravention of a European regulation.
# Food Safety
A Roscommon takeaway and bakery were both served with closure orders last month
In addition, a kebab take-away in Co Mayo was also served with a closure order.
# Food Safety
Temple Bar restaurant among nine food businesses hit with closure orders
In another case, three prosecutions were secured against the owners of Jackson’s Hotel in Donegal.
# thanks a latte
Starbucks and school canteen among 10 premises ordered to shut over food safety fears
Pubs, hotel restaurants and country clubs have been served closure orders.
# Myth Busted
The "five-second rule" is a lie
Eating food off the floor is not safe.
# Food Safety
Fade Street Social among 12 food businesses closed last month
The closures were carried out in Cork, Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Laois, Mayo and Longford.
# Food Safety
Tesco recalls beef ravioli over concerns it contains rubber pieces
It’s the second recall of a Tesco product over food safety concerns in the past month.
# mind those pathogens
Temple Bar food stall one of eight businesses closed for food safety issues
Five of the closure orders have since been lifted, but three remain closed
# Food Safety
Tesco recalls guacamole over salmonella concerns
Anyone who may have consumed the product and is feeling unwell is advised to seek medical advice immediately.
# Closure Orders
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.
# Food Safety
The Happy Pear withdraws batch of 'Hero Sprouts' over bacteria concern
The company is voluntarily withdrawing one batch of the product as a precaution.
# Food Safety
Tesco recalls batch of cheese over Listeria concerns
Listeria can cause vomiting, weakness and fever.
# Food Safety
Bought this rum recently? There might be glass in it
The recall affects two batches.
# ginger nuts
These biscuits from Aldi were made in "unhygienic conditions"
They have been recalled.
# Bad Form
Investigation after video shows cereal worker urinating on Kellogg's products
It is understood the video was shot at a plant in Tennessee in 2014.
# Food Safety
Dublin burrito bars among six food businesses served with closure orders
The Food Safety Authority took action against businesses in Dublin, Louth, Waterford and Wexford in February.
# Food Safety
Complaints over worm in chicken nugget, animal tooth in jam and snail in sweets
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has released details of complaints received by its advice line in 2015.
# not worth it
A food poisoning expert on the six foods he never eats
Having spent over 20 years working on food poisoning lawsuits, lawyer Bill Marler simply doesn’t eat certain foods any more.
# Food Safety
These seven food businesses were ordered to close last month
Businesses in Dublin, Cork, Louth, Limerick and Donegal were among those closed in December.
# closure order
These takeaways were shut down by the Food Safety Authority last month
And a butchers. And a restaurant.