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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Food Safety

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# 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?
# Food Safety
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.
# Careful Now
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
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
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
Food allergies are on rise in Ireland
Five per cent of children and three per cent of adults suffer from food allergies.
# Food Safety
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
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.
# Bad news
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.
# Not so magic
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
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.
# need to know
The Evening with added gecko tongue
The things we learned, loved and shared today.
# you asked
Should eggs be stored in the fridge? The Answer.
The Food Safety of Authority saw the debate on Monday’s Burning Question – and came up with a definitive response.
# Food Safety
11 closure orders served on businesses in August
The FSAI has said it is concerned about the continuously high number of closure orders this year.
# Food fraud
Watchdog to crack down on growing 'food fraud'
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is planning to get tough on vendors who mislabel food in an attempt to scam consumers.
# Food Safety
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.
# Food Safety
'Incorrect and inconsistent': Food businesses criticised over allergen controls
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that manufacturers of food in Ireland need to strengthen their allergen labelling and control policies.
# Food Safety
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.
# Food Safety
Warning about health risks after 1 tonne of meat stolen in Dublin
Consumers are being warned not to buy meat from unauthorised sources after around 1 tonne of beef – which could pose a health risk – was stolen from a Dublin warehouse.
# Food Safety
Six restaurants closed over food safety concerns in February
The amount of enforcement orders served in February was double that of January.
# Food Safety
Live insects, a tooth and a dead rodent: found in food here last year
The FSAI says complaints to its advice line increased by 13 per cent last year.
# seamus o'connell
Ivory Tower restaurant has closure order lifted
Chef Seamus O’Connell heartened by support for his Cork restaurant, including Twitter campaign: “I didn’t even know what Twitter was.”
# bottled water
Bottled water 'safer' - but industry still needs improvement
Microbiological tests of bottled water shows that standards have improved in the past number of years – however, two per cent of samples are still classed as “unsafe”.
# Food Safety
High Court orders closure of Seamus O’Connell’s Cork restaurant
The owner of the high-profile Ivory Tower had been ignoring a closure order from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland – so the authority took him to court today.
# Food Safety
Seamus O'Connell's Ivory Tower in Cork closed by food safety unit
Restaurant described by New York Times as a destination for “inventive dishes” is served with closure order – as are five other Irish eateries in November.
# Korma
Warning issued to Irish consumers over Lloyd Grossman korma sauce
Recall echoes that issued over the weekend in Britain after two cases of botulism were reportedly linked to a jar of the sauce in England.
# Raw milk
In focus: War of words over plan to ban ‘raw milk’
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland believes banning the sale of unpasteurised milk makes sense – but not everyone agrees.
# Germany
German shortcomings in focus as E. coli outbreak wanes
Now that the deadly E. coli outbreak ravaging Germany seems to have waned, questions are being asked about the response to the crisis that killed 36 people and left thousands of others seriously ill.
Less dangerous E. coli strain found in Dutch beet sprouts
Authorities in the Netherlands have recalled red beet sprouts as a precautionary measure after discovering a strain of E.coli present in the vegetables. The strain is apparently less dangerous than the one causing Europe’s deadly E. coli crisis.
# E-coli
Germany optimistic about falling E.coli infections
Meanwhile, the search for the source of the contamination continues.
# E-coli
EU Commission proposes €150m fund for farmers affected by E.coli outbreak
Meanwhile, WHO expert says time is running out for investigators to determine the original source of the deadly outbreak.
# E-coli
Death toll from E. coli outbreak rises to 22 as bean sprouts identified as likely cause
The new figures record a total of 21 deaths in Germany and one in Sweden with health officials saying that bean sprouts grown in Germany were the likely cause of the deadly outbreak.
# E-coli
German hospitals stretched to breaking point by E.coli outbreak
Germany’s health minister appeals to hospitals outside the North to begin admitting E.coli patients as more fall ill.
# E-coli
Aer Lingus strike 'could save Ireland from E.coli outbreak' - HSE
The Aer Lingus pilots’ strike on Tuesday and Wednesday will hit dozens of flights from Germany – enough to stop the spread?
# E-coli
"No proof" that vegetables to blame for E.coli outbreak
An EU laboratory in Rome says there’s no reason to suspect that the new outbreak of E.coli has come from vegetables.
# Ecoli
Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO
The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.
# Ecoli
E.coli outbreak 'could last months'
The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.