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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# hygiene

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# Food Safety
Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.
# Food Safety
Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year
Most complaints were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said.
Here's where the dirtiest takeaways and restaurants were in Ireland last year
There were 124 enforcement orders issued by the FSAI last year, an increase on the previous year.
# warning
'No one would want to touch or eat faeces, but we do that by not washing our hands properly'
The HSE has warned people to “spread cheer, not illness” this Christmas.
# Rodents
'Dead mice and cockroach infestations': Eleven food businesses closed in May
May was the highest month so far this year for closure orders.
# hygiene
Filthy premises and rodent infestations: Six food businesses closed in April
The businesses are located in Mayo, Kilkenny, Dublin, Louth and Clare.
# Complaints
A live insect, human nail and cigarette butt just some of the things found in food last year
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland received over 3,200 complaints last year.
# Closure Orders
These five Dublin restaurants were closed over food safety concerns last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have issued a total of 28 closure orders so far this year.
# chance of showers
Is it better to shower in the morning or at night?
An age old question.
# Immunity
Have a new kid? 'Take them on public transport and roll them around on the floor'
That’s what one geneticist thinks.
# INspections
Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...
Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.
# Scrub Up
Do astronauts shower while they're in space?
No, but they don’t stink. Here’s how.
# sweaty betty
An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat
It releases more aroma when in contact with moisture.
# Yuck
Surprise hospital checks uncover dirty portable toilets and mattresses
HIQA says all hospitals could do more to improve hand hygiene.
# appetising
'Razor blade in minced meat' and 'cigarette in brack' among food complaints
This might put you off your lunch.
# let's get dirty
Most of us plan to wash less, once water charges come in...
A company’s gone to the trouble of commissioning a poll….
# nail trouble
What can your nails tell you about your health?
More than you’d probably like to know.
# lava mae
Here's how this bus could change homeless people's lives
There are over 3,500 people living on the streets in San Francisco.
# 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.
# Student Grant
SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students
Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.
# hygiene
Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator
The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.
# hygiene
Would this superbug make you wash your hands more often?
The bug was drawn for a HSE competition to raise awareness of microbes.
# Ewww
Twenty per cent of people don't wash their hands after using public toilets
A new survey reveals men are twice as bad as women and the hospitality sector is particularly bad.
# Crime and Punishment
End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month
Twelve per cent of prisoners are currently forced to ‘slop out’ but the Prison Service says things are gradually changing.
# Clean
Ennis Hospital the shining light in poor HIQA hygiene reports
Four other hospitals, including the Mater and St. Vincent’s in Dublin, were found to have unclean environments that posed risks to patients.
# Spot Check
Inspectors to revisit Nenagh Hospital after finding 'unclean environment'
Improvements in cleanliness are needed at the Tipperary hospital, said health watchdog HIQA.
# Food Safety
Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety
Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.
Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene
HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.
# Beaumont Hospital
Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital
Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.
# number two
This company wants to bring 'bum wipes' to your bathroom
Loo roll is “primitive”, apparently.
# Chewing Gum
New 'non-sticky' chewing gum to hit Irish market
Revolymer says its Rev7 gum is removable and degradable, and can be easily cleaned from streets or clothes.
# Winter Vomiting Bug
Public warned over winter vomiting bug in St Vincent’s Hospital
Visiting restrictions are in place at the hospital in response to a “particularly virulent” form of the winter vomiting bug.
# hygiene
One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.
# 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.
# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: Do you brush your teeth in the shower?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Do you wash your feet in the shower?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)
# 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.
# Swat
No flies on them: Chinese city bans flies from public toilets
Meanwhile Beijing authorities have said two flies are allowed in the lavatories at any one time…
# Nazareth House
'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.