The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has national responsibility for coordinating the enforcement of food safety legislation in Ireland. It is a statutory, independent and science-based body, dedicated to protecting public health and consumer
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
An assessment of controls at companies in the dairy sector in Ireland has found the system works well overall but there are several areas that need improvement.
The audit covered official controls by a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (
The FSAI has published its Audit of Official Controls in the Dairy Production Chain. The FSAI has overall responsibility for the enforcement of food law in Ireland. The FSAI carries out official control audits to examine the effectiveness and appropr
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has voiced frustration at what it called “repeated, similar and fundamental” breaches of food law.
92 enforcement orders were served on businesses for violating food safety legislation in 2023, up from the
The FSAI has been advised that members of the Northern Ireland public service alliance, which includes official veterinarians and meat inspectors who carry out border control post controls on foods of animal origin and meat inspections in approved pr
The FSAI is committed to creating an environment of openness and transparency. This public consultation process allows for those interested in proposed changes to food safety legislation to contribute their views.
The majority of food safety legisla
The number of recalls declined in 2022, but there was a rise in food incidents, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)’s annual report.
In 2022, 77 Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses by the FSAI and through other agen
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) are concurrently assessing the risks associated with aspartame.
IARC has assessed if aspartame could pose a cancer risk, while JE
Smoking is traditionally used to help preserve certain foods such as fish, meat and dairy products and the smoking process also changes the flavour of foods. Smoke flavourings are produced by thermal degradation of wood and can be added to a range of
Irish authorities have told a retailer in the country to recall all frozen food of animal origin that has been imported since early March.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) also ordered Metron Stores, which trades as Iceland Ireland, to rec
A total of 7,363 queries and complaints were handled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) Advice Line in 2022. Announcing details today of the complaints and queries last year, the FSAI stated that there were 4,058 complaints from consume
Following a Public Appointments Service campaign, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D., has appointed the following members to the Board of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland with effect from 16th of January 2023 until 15th of January 202
Health officials in the Republic of Ireland are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 20 people.
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases associated with the epidemic is 26 and people fell ill between Nov. 30 and Dec. 25, 20
Pest control is important because pests can carry harmful bacteria that can contaminate foods. This can cause illness or spoil food. Pests can also cause financial damage to food businesses and affect their reputation.
Tests carried out in 2021 under the National Residue Control Plan (NRCP) have shown that 99.89% of samples taken were compliant, and contained no evidence of approved or banned contaminants.
15,922 samples were tested last year over eight food-produc
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) Food Safety Consultative Council today hosted an open meeting to discuss online sales of food, from the consumer, the regulator and the industry’s perspectives. Click and eat - what’s cooking in online fo
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that four Closure Orders and eight Prohibition Orders were served on food businesses during the month of July for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the E
Over 3,414 consumer complaints were received by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) Advice Line in 2021, with 36% of complaints relating to unfit food and 24% to poor hygiene standards. Overall, the 2021 complaints saw a 23% increase compar
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that five Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of January for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the E