Hot in the kitchen?: checking the temperature of food in a restaurant. Photograph: Photofusion/Universal via Getty

Last month the Food Safety Authority of Ireland forced 14 restaurants, takeaways and other food businesses to close after visits by environmental-heal(...)

The following Q&A has been compiled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland What is BSE?: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a disease that(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne became chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland  in March

Food scares will always come and go, whether it’s horse meat, dioxins in pork or BSE. But when the next crisis arrives, there will be a new face le(...)

This is how toast should be cooked, according to the European Food Safety Authority. Photograph: Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Correspondent It’s not an old wives’ tale. Eating burnt toast really does increase your risk of developing cancer. The European Food Safety Authority(...)

This is the third time the same berry warning has been reiterated within the last three years after 1,000 people across Europe became ill in 2013.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reissued a warning about consumption of imported frozen berries after a contaminated batch of raspberries cau(...)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland guidelines say the term “artisan” must only be used to promote  foods that are made “in limited quantities by skilled craftspeople”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Is the wanton use of words such as “artisan”, “farmhouse”, “traditional” and “natural” on food labels about to get the chop? The Food Safety Authority(...)

File photograph: An unapproved meat processing facility in Belturbet, Co Cavan has been issued with a closure order by the Department of Agriculture for breaching food safety legislation.

An unapproved meat processing facility in Belturbet, Co Cavan has been issued with a closure order by the Department of Agriculture for breaching food(...)

A spokesperson for the HSE said pest control was treated very seriously by hospital management. Photograph: The Irish Times

The coffee dock in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, was one of seven premises issued with a closure order for food safety breaches in April, the Food Safet(...)

While some women take supplements once they are pregnant, not enough are doing so. Also, by then it may be too late, as the baby’s neural tube develops in the first month after conception. Photograph: Thinkstock

Actions have consequences, but so too does a failure to act. When it comes to Ireland’s failure to ensure that women of childbearing age take enough f(...)

When the horse-meat scandal emerged in 2013 beef cost about €4 a kilo while horse meat was around 90 cents

Gardaí and the Department of Agriculture were involved in an European crackdown on the illegal horse-meat trade on Friday and said their investigation(...)