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# Food Safety

All time
# mutant bacteria
'Urgent response' needed to tackle drug-resistant germs in Ireland's food chain
Drug resistant bacteria is recognised worldwide as one of the biggest potential threats to human health
# coconut milk
If you're allergic to cow's milk, be careful with this coconut milk
Milk protein (casein) was detected in a batch of Koh Coconut Milk.
# Enforcement
This restaurant has been shut down twice by the Food Safety Authority
There were just three enforcement orders in total last month.
# danger mouse
So a man found a dead mouse in his Subway sandwich...
Spicy or American cheese? Mouse or no mouse?
# eat it
Was your favourite takeaway closed over food safety concerns last month?
The FSAI said there can be “no excuse” for putting consumers’ health at risk.
# seeing double
Remember Dolly? There may not be another as EU steps closer to full cloning ban
EU lawmakers backed calls to tighten up a proposed ban on cloning animals.
# mustard alert
Curry paste jars recalled from Irish shelves - because the labels aren't in English
The Sharwoods branded paste has mustard in it.
# Not Souper
If you eat soup from SuperValu or Centra you'll want to read this
Some of the soup may have plastic in it.
# gone to pot (noodle)
Nestle have been ordered to withdraw €44.4 million worth of noodles
India’s food safety regulator has said the product contains excessive levels of lead.
# out of date
Do best before dates actually matter?
No. They do not. Use by dates? They’re REALLY important.
# Careful Now
More of this peanut butter is being recalled because of a potential choking hazard
The FSAI said some jars may contain a ‘foreign body’.
# warning
More wine is being recalled because it may contain pieces of glass
The recall originally related to just Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio.
# Dangerous
Batch of peanut butter recalled in Ireland as it may contain 'a foreign body'
The batch could present a choking hazard or public health risk, the FSAI has said.
# chlorella
Irish health supplement recalled after salmonella found in it
Own a pouch of it? You’re asked to return the product.
# Food Safety
Restaurant closed for 'grave and immediate danger to public health'
The restaurant in Roscommon was reopened after five days
# chickens
Outbreak of Salmonella at seven Irish poultry farms
The Department of Agriculture said there are no food safety risks to the public.
# Raw Deal
Feel like chicken tonight? Don't ruin your weekend by cooking it the wrong way
Here are some helpful tips to avoid getting food poisoning.
# appetising
'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints
This might put you off your lunch.
# Food Safety
Cavan pub fined €7,000 over sale of counterfeit Smirnoff
Nine food businesses were also served with closure orders last month – was your favourite restaurant among them?
# Food Poisoning
Know what Campylobacter is? It makes us sick more often than Salmonella does
Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.
# the white stuff
Put down that glass of raw milk, say Ireland's food safety experts
(You can boil it before drinking it though)
# bye bye appetite
96 businesses hit with food safety closures last year, was your favourite restaurant one?
It was a busy year for Ireland’s food safety watchdog.
# Food Safety
Ever wondered why Europeans don't refrigerate eggs, but Americans do?
It’s the question that you have long wanted to be answered.
# Recalled
Do you buy Holle or Lebenswert baby food? It could make your child sick
Some Holle and Lebendswert branded baby foods have been recalled because of ‘undesirable plant constitutents’.
These 11 businesses were hit with food safety closure orders last month
They range from the Arlington Hotel in Temple Bar to a manufacturing plant of Pure Green Juices.
# Food Safety
Was your favourite restaurant shut down last month? Fifteen food businesses were
Ireland’s food safety watchdog was busy in October.
# Black Card
Quinn's pub closed after All Ireland due to "grave and immediate danger to public health"
The pub was issued with a closure order by the Food Safety Authority that was lifted two days later.
# catchy
Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division
The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.
# concerns
Was your favourite eatery closed over food safety concerns in August?
The FSAI has reported seven closure orders and one prohibition order from last month.
# Food Safety
Seven closure orders served on restaurants and a food stall in Ireland last month
“While most food businesses are committed to high standards for the health of their customers, this is not always the case,” said the FSAI’s chief executive.
# something fishy
Shops could STILL be codding customers with mislabelled fish
Preliminary results have shown that white fish is being mislabelled as different species.
# China
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.
# eat up
Was your local take-away closed over food safety concerns last month?
Nine closure orders were served last month – three involved take-aways.
# Food Safety
Have you eaten in any of these places served with closure orders last month?
The FSAI said there is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.
# true or false
Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin?
Mould is likely to contaminate the bread at some point, but what is the best way of stopping this from happening?
# Food Safety
Have you eaten in any of these places served with closure orders last month?
The FSAI was particularly critical of businesses with improper storage or poor cleaning standards.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think calorie counts should be put on menus?
The proposal is aimed at helping people make healthy choices, but do you agree with it?
# Food Safety
Prohibition order for fish plant after products recalled over food poisoning
Seven closure orders and one prosecution were also recorded last month.
# Food Safety
Aldi withdraws sausage rolls over sulphur labelling
You might want to return the foods, particularly if you’re asthmatic.
# town bar and grill
TDs' Kildare Street haunt among businesses closed by food safety inspectors
The FSAI issues such orders where it’s deemed “there’s likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises”.