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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Food Safety

All time
# Spain
Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare
The Spanish agriculture sector has been plunged into turmoil, with €200 million being lost each week and thousands of workers laid off in a country already suffering the highest unemployment rate in the EU.
# Ecoli
Death toll from E.coli outbreak rises to 14
European authorities have warned that the situation is likely to worsen, with 14 people dead in Germany and suspected cases of E.coli infection reported in Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK.
Food Safety Authority: E.coli contaminated food not on sale in Ireland
People in Germany have been advised not to eat raw cucumbers following a deadly outbreak of E.coli, however experts have said there is no indication contaminated foods are on sale in Ireland.
# milkybar
Milkybar chocolates recalled over rubber fears
Sad times for the Milkybar kid as his buttons are recalled due to fears that bits of rubber ended up in some packets.
# Fukushima
Fukushima radiation now present in Irish milk samples
The Food Safety Authority confirms trace levels of iodine-131 in Irish milk samples, at levels that pose no threat to health.
# Yuck
D'you want flies with that? Irish eaters find 'foreign objects' in their food
Food Safety Authority reveals that insects and random objects were found in people’s meals in 2010.
# Product Recall
Tesco says ready meal recall is "purely precautionary"
The supermarket recalls four different ready meals over fears of potential metal contamination in their mashed potato.
# Burger Battle
HSE warns Dublin restaurant over serving rare burgers
A restaurant which gives customers the choice to order burgers cooked rare or medium-rare has been told by the HSE that it must stop.
# bad pork
Man detained in relation to 2008 contaminated pork crisis
Man arrested in Monaghan while four others held in Northern Ireland in cross-border investigation.
# Food Safety
'Unrealistic' use-by dates displayed by a quarter of butchers
Almost a quarter of butchers have been found to provide use-by date that are unrealistically long or have no basis.
# Salmonella
Urban farmers blamed for salmonella outbreak
Keeping ducks in the shed seemed like a good idea at the time…
# Baby Breasts?
China investigates dairy plans over 'baby breasts' allegations
A powered baby milk is being investigated after it caused baby girls to grow breasts.
# Food
Record number of closures for food safety breaches
Even Oxegen made it onto the list.