FSAI chief executive Alan Reilly: said food companies must have a threat assessment procedure in place to identify where the food supply chain could be vulnerable to fraud. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Food fraud is still seen as an easy target for criminals and the authorities are not organised enough to tackle the criminals, the outgoing Food Safe(...)

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland:  said genetic modification was one of a number of promising tools for improving nutrition and increasing food production “yet Europe remains sceptical and reluctant although nobody has become ill or died from the effect of eating food derived from GMOs”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It is time stop dismissing the role of genetically-modified foods for ideological or political reasons and to put aside “irrational and non-science ba(...)

Photograph: Paula Connelly/ISPC/Getty

This time last year, when we bit into burgers we were happily unaware of any link between processed beef and horse meat. This changed on January 15th,(...)

FSAI chief Alan Reilly has said he was mandated to work with the food industry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has rejected any idea that a conflict of interest exists in his work with a European body (...)