The Department of Agriculture carries out controls in high-throughput factories slaughtering over 150,000 birds a year, while local authority inspectors do checks at low-throughput establishments.

Major concerns about standards at smaller poultry processing plants have been raised in a European Commission report.The report says the Department o(...)

The speed at which milk has started to sour in fridges this summer has become a social media discussion point, with people complaining of dairy products going bad before their use-by dates.

The speed at which milk has started to sour in fridges this summer has become a social media discussion point, with people complaining of dairy produc(...)

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(...)

Are we becoming a nation of hypochondriacs, getting overly paranoid about our health, or just taking better care of ourselves? Five new draft health t(...)

Former minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

James Reilly’s last appointment as minister for health was of a former Labour councillor and constituency rival in north Dublin.Dr Reilly appointed Ci(...)

Prof Alan Reilly: “Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served closure orders on nine food outlets in June for breaches of food safety laws. The businesses inclu(...)

Malcolm Walker: “We know what we’re doing and we think there is a good opportunity for us in Ireland. It was a no-brainer to come back into the market here.” Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

At 8am on Wednesday morning, Malcolm Walker, the 67-year old extrovert behind the UK retail chain Iceland Foods, jumped into a helicopter at his spraw(...)

Change your diet and you may not need to use supplements to boost your health. Photograph: Thinkstock

Many athletes use supplements as part of their training or competition routine. This practice may stem from the belief that a normal diet is not suffi(...)

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(...)

In January  last year the FSAI discovered horse meat in beef burgers manufactured here, sparking an EU-wide frenzy of testing which affected most of the continent

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has begun a fresh round of DNA testing of beef products as part of an EU-wide plan to prevent horse meat a(...)