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# Food Safety

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# Food Safety
Investigation into which businesses were supplied by 'illegal slaughter plant'
Suspected illegal animal slaughter and meat cutting operations were discovered in the Newry and Mourne area.
# Ugh
Live insects, glass... and a human tooth in a takeaway --- a busy year for the food safety hotline
There was a surge of complaints to the FSAI’s helpline last year. Surprisingly, only 33 related to the horse meat scandal.
# Food Safety
"Disappointing": 31 per cent increase in food safety enforcement orders
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland described it as “unacceptable” that some food businesses continue to breach food safety laws.
# meat up
'Donkey meat' in Wal-Mart China found to contain fox meat
The retail giant has recalled ‘Five Spice Donkey Meat’ from some stores in China.
# Meat
Half of tested "Irish" pig meat isn't Irish - IFA
The IFA added that some retailers are using labels that suggest their product is Irish when it is, in fact, imported.
# Food
Closure orders served on nine businesses by Food Safety Authority in October
Three businesses still have outstanding orders against them, the FSAI says.
# Food Safety
Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.
# Horsemeat
ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal
The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.
# berry dodgy
Boil all imported frozen berries, they could contain hepatitis A - FSAI
So far in Ireland, there have been 15 primary cases of hepatitis A linked to the consumption of the frozen fruit.
# horsemeat scandal
Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"
The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
# a bug's life
'Moving cheese' on airport sandwich turns out to be maggots
The diner thought the maggots were Parmesan, until they started squirming.
# Food Safety
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.
# Horsemeat
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.
# meat industry
Gulf countries lift ban on Irish meat
The ban introduced by six Middle-Easter countries following BSE crisis was scrapped after successful inspection.
# Barbecue
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
'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.
# Appointment
Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.
# olive oil
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.
# No more refills
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.
# Horsemeat
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
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
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
McCoy's crisps recalled after plastic found in packets
Four different multipacks of McCoy’s crisps were being voluntarily recalled from shelves.
# Food Safety
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.
# Horsemeat
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.
# Infection
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
Two Chinese restaurants among 12 enforcement orders served last month
The Food Safety Authority closed twelve business last month under food safety legislation.
# Horsemeat
FSAI says 29 out of 634 beef products tested positive for horsemeat
The products have all previously been identified and removed from the marketplace.
# Horsemeat
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Horsemeat
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
New chairman appointed to Food Safety Authority of Ireland
The new chairman has been named as Professor Michael Gibney of University College, Dublin.
# Horse Meat
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
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.
# Sorry
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.
# Horse Meat
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.
# Your Say
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?