New research shows that consumers believe that food safety in Ireland has improved in the past five years, with some 9 in 10 people considering food in Ireland safe. Comprehensive industry and consumer research undertaken by the Food Safety Authority
According to the Scottish food agency’s annual report, a challenging economic climate has led to tough decisions about work priorities.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) mentioned the knock-on effects of leaving the European Union and a prioritization ex
Most people think of foodborne illness outbreaks as spanning a few days or weeks. But, with current technology, disease detectives can find patients of a single outbreak spread across several years and multiple states.
That is the case with an ongoin
A record number of trade issues were raised at the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on safe food.
Delegates at the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures meeting in November addressed specific trade concerns relating
Historically, safety assessments of chemicals in food and feed (as well as for medicines, consumer products, industrial and other chemicals) have relied on evidence from animal experiments. This core practice in evaluating risks from chemicals has, b
According to a survey, almost two-thirds of firms are highly concerned about the impact of a poor food safety audit or enforcement on their business.
Research found that just under half of food companies claim that food safety and compliance with reg
Use of food irradiation in Europe has continued to fall, according to recently released figures.
More than 5,000 tons of foodstuffs were irradiated in EU member states in 2020 and 2021 compared to 7,832 tons in 2018 and 2019.
Data was forwarded from
In April 2023, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the publication “Food safety aspects of cell-based food”. A factsheet was prepared for food safety competent authorities
The Group of Seven (G7) has urged recent restrictions imposed on Japanese food products from around Fukushima to be removed.
Trade ministers made the comments at a meeting in Sakai, in Osaka Prefecture, with Japan holding the presidency of the G7 in
According to researchers, at least two patients in a botulism outbreak in France remain in hospital.
The study covered eight individuals from four countries admitted to the intensive care unit at Bordeaux University Hospital, where six required invas
he majority of Codex members are satisfied with the reach and usefulness of Codex texts, according to a survey.
Findings come from the first survey undertaken in 2022 on the use and impact of Codex texts.
Ninety-eight of 189 Codex members responded t
In today’s fast-paced world, ensuring food safety and efficiency is crucial for food businesses. Fortunately, technological advancements, including the Internet of Things (IoT), have revolutionized the way the food industry operates. By leveraging Io
FAO and WHO have published the full report of an analysis looking at reducing the risk of microbiological hazards in fresh fruits and vegetables.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) document covers leafy
Scientists from a food research center in Wales are handing out fridge thermometers as part of a food safety research project.
Researchers from the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University will be giving out thermometers duri
A new study conducted by Belgian researchers indicates that drinking straws made from paper and bamboo contain higher levels of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) than their plastic counterparts.
Often dubbed "forever chemicals," PFAS are wid
Food safety and security have been identified as one of 25 strategic economic, geopolitical, social, environmental, and technological risks facing Ireland over the short, medium and long term in a new report.
The Irish government published its Nation
A LIMERICK firm which provides school meals has landed a prestigious food safety accreditation.
Carambola Kidz, located at Annacotty Business Park, was one of 19 food facilities and businesses in Ireland given a Food Safety Assurance Accreditation wh
Food safety authorities covering England, Wales and Scotland have opened a comment period on the rates of checks for selected food and feed of non-animal origin from certain countries.
Proposed amendments would apply a temporary change to official co
Today, the Commission adopted a package of measures for a sustainable use of key natural resources, aimed at safeguarding our environment and food systems for future generations. Deputy Director-General responsible for Food Safety at DG SANTE Claire
WHO is looking for experts to work on the burden of disease caused by foodborne exposure to cadmium, methylmercury, arsenic, and lead.
It is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Nutrition and Food Safety’s process to collect and