Campylobacter causes acute gastroenteritis with diarrhoea and vomiting, and can be life-threatening in the very young and old. However, it can be killed by cooking the chicken thoroughly, until it reaches a core temperature of 75 degrees.

More than half of Irish-produced whole chickens are contaminated with the food-poisoning bacterium campylobacter, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland(...)

Eddie Rockets in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow, was one of nine businesses served a closure order by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month. Photograph: The Irish Times.

Nine food businesses, including two kebab shops next door to each other, a Chinese restaurant, a grocery shop and an Eddie Rockets outlet, had closure(...)

The Hairy Lemon public house at Stephen Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Well-known Dublin pub the Hairy Lemon was among a number of outlets served with food closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation by the Foo(...)

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(...)