Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

The kitchen of the Dark Horse Inn on Georges Quay in Dublin 2 was one of 16 eateries served with enforcement orders by the Food Safety Authority of(...)

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Blackrock, Co Dublin grocery was one of 12 food businesses served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the Health Service Execu(...)

Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the horsemeat scandal was a ‘ wake-up call to Europe that criminals were getting involved in the food chain”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are lots of opportunities for criminality in the food chain which is seen as a “soft target”, the chief executive of the Food Safety Authority o(...)

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority said there was ‘no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices’ .Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Environmental health officers from the Health Service Executive served seven closure orders on food businesses last month for breaches of food safety (...)

Hepatitis A-contamination of mixed berries and berry products was first identified in May of last year and was linked with travel to Italy.

Advice to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute has been re-issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, following the publicati(...)

A confectionary stall in Cork that displayed cakes for Queen Elizabeth was handed a closure order in July. The order was lifted two days later.

A market stall that displayed its cakes for the Queen of England during her historic Irish visit was one of seven food businesses to receive closure o(...)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued the order for the Damson Diner on South William Street in Dublin 2 on Monday April 14th and lifted it on Wednesday April 16th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The  Irish Times

A Dublin city centre eatery is among five food businesses where closure orders were issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.Environm(...)

The FSAI called on food businesses to make sure they have a food safety management system in place. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Seven food businesses were closed across the country last month for breaches of food safety legislation, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland h(...)

Prof Alan Reilly urged consumers not to eat the affected mussel products. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Batches of a cooked mussel meat product have been withdrawn from sale after they were linked to food poisoning, the Food Safety Authority of Ir(...)