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# Food

This month
March 2023
# Food Safety
Nine food businesses told to close last month for breaches of food safety laws
One business was also ordered to cease selling a list of its products due to breaches of EU food laws.
Last month
February 2023
# Tayto
Top Tory Tom Tugendhat performs U-turn after tripping up over Tayto tweet
Minister of State Tom Tugendhat referred to Tayto preferences as “an ecumenical matter”.
Recipes: Pastry chef Shane Smith has some seasonal dishes for you to try
If baked cheese and tasty biscuits work for you, you’ve come to the right place.
This year
M&M's announces 'indefinite' suspension of iconic spokescandy mascots
M&M’s said “polarising” debate has forced them into the change.
# Food Safety
'Black mould' and 'haphazardly'-stored meat: Six closure orders against food businesses in December
There was a 31% increase in FSAI enforcement orders in 2022 compared to 2021.
Inflation led to surge in Christmas grocery spend compared to 2021
On average, shoppers spent an additional €95.31 when compared to the last three months of 2021.
Last year
# Your Say
Poll: Do you batch cook your meals?
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar posted an Instagram Story yesterday of his meals for the week.
# food waste
UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields
Ukrainians had temporarily partly filled the gap but since the Russian invasion many have been stuck in their homeland.
# Grain
First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion began reaches Turkey
The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni ship is due to be inspected tomorrow near Istanbul.
# Cost of Living
Inflation once again: McDonald's hiking the price of a cheeseburger for first time in 14 years
Cheeseburgers will go from €1.50 to €1.70.
# Kilkenny
Tánaiste expects controversial €200m cheese plant to meet climate concerns as sod is turned
The plant is expected to create 80 full-time jobs and take in milk from 4,500 farmers.
# breadbasket of europe
Helping Ukraine harvest their wheat crop will help mitigate food challenges ahead, says OECD Sec Gen
Ukraine’s agriculture minister thinks they will be in a position to have a seeding program this year.
Time to get baking - sweet treat recipes from Eloise Head
Baking expert Eloise Head has three delicious and simple recipes for you to follow at home.
# Food
Dublin restaurants awarded Michelin Stars
Chapter One and Liath are among the restaurants to receive the prestigious honour this year.
Opinion: Five a day will keep the doctors away, or will they?
Chartered Psychologist Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the five-a-day advice and wonders if we’re getting enough nutrition.
All time
# Food
Nearly half of the global population suffer from poor nutrition, study finds
At current rates, the world will fail to meet eight out of nine nutrition targets set by the World Health Organization for 2025.
# Salthill
Government body quashes claims that Direct Provision residents were served meals in plastic bag
Food is not served to residents in plastic bags,” a spokesperson for the International Protection Accommodation Service said.
# Food Fight
Woman sues Kellogg for $5m, claiming there aren't enough strawberries in strawberry Pop-Tarts
The woman has argued the snack contains more quantities of other fruits.
Jamie Oliver: Three delicious new recipes for sharing with loved ones
The world-renowned chef shares three delicious recipes from his new book, Together.
# Food Safety
Filth, grime and a dead bird: Four food businesses were hit with closure orders last month
The orders remain in place for three of the businesses.
Rodent droppings and fly infestation: 10 food businesses ordered to shut last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure orders today.
Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share
Shane Smith has three delicious recipes to share to help you brighten up your meals.
# Food Safety
Dead rodents and a lack of cleaning: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
All three businesses had the closure orders lifted within a number of days.
The Irish For: What is with our love affair with coleslaw?
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks back at the introduction of coleslaw to Ireland and wonders why exactly we embraced this strange mix of veg and mayo.
# Your Say
Poll: Should junk food ads be banned?
The UK is set to ban ads for junk food online and before 9pm on TV.
Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining
The TV chef shares some thoughts and two delicious recipes to liven up any table this summer.
Easter Fare: Shane Rigney shares a recipe for roast lamb, the time-honoured favourite
Chef Shane Rigney looks at the history of an Easter favourite, the roast lamb and shares a tasty recipe.
Easter Fare: Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious seasonal recipes
Pastry chef Shane Smith shares some delicious sweet recipes ahead of Easter weekend.
Ciara Attwell of My Fussy Eater shares tips and recipes to simplify family food
The busy mum shares some handy ways to speed up the cooking and serving of healthy family meals.
# stars in their eyes
Eighteen Irish restaurants land Michelin stars for 2020 at virtual ceremony
The first new award went to Dede at the Customs House in Baltimore.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you order food for delivery?
More people are ordering food online during the pandemic.
# Food Safety
Rodents infestations and cockroaches: 42 enforcement orders served on takeaways and restaurants in 2020
This compares to 125 enforcement orders being served in 2019.
Christmas Fare: Fed up of turkey? It might be time to try a recipe for taco chips
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches and leftover omelettes this week, this could be just the recipe for you, from Dario Macari of Romayos.
Christmas Fare: Try some festive seafood recipes from Star Seafoods
Daniel McCarthy of Star Seafoods discusses a difficult year and his chef Zbigniew Blaszchak shares some seafood recipes for you to try at home.
# Ham
Quiz: How much do you know about ham?
Christmas Fare: Leftovers need TLC? Shane Rigney's got a recipe for hash topped with poachers
Shane Rigney of Riggers D8 says you’re not allowed throw out yesterday’s leftovers, time to get creative instead.
# Food
Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas
Some people start to deny themselves food in the weeks leading up to Christmas, while others binge eat.
Christmas Fare: Chutney, cranberry sauce and drizzle cake recipes from county Down
Hazel Magill, Head Chef of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Newcastle, shares some of her favourite festive recipes with you.
Christmas Fare: Donal Skehan has some delicious recipes for you to try at home
Chef Donal Skehan shares recipes for Christmas brunch, roast pork shoulder, meringue and cookies.
Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith shares Advent Calendar recipes from local producers
As part of our Christmas Serving series, Shane Smith offers some tasty seasonal and locally-sourced recipes for you to try at home.