Closure orders were served on seven food businesses in September by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Closure orders were served on seven food businesses in September by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Three successful prosecutions were also car(...)

Views on being sought on  legislative changes that would mean all restaurants would have to publish comprehensive details of the calories of the food they serve.

Views are being sought from the public and food businesses about legislation that will make calorie counts on restaurant menus mandatory. Under the le(...)

We all need to be frying less, and at lower temperatures. Photograph: Thinkstock

All fats are equal when it comes to the amount of calories they provide, but they’re far from equal in their effects on our bodies. So although fat is(...)

Chief executive of the Food Safety Authority Dr Pamela Byrne said she was disappointed at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their businesses were fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ten food businesses were ordered to close in August for breaches of food safety laws, including two restaurants in Swords, Co Dublin, and premises in (...)

 Along with the beef, bacon and cabbage, diners can expect to find a “potato-flaked bun” and baby kale adorned with Ballymaloe relish and Charleville cheese on the McMór burger. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The fast-food chain McDonald’s has been forced to withdraw the term “artisan” from material promoting a new “Irish” burger which features bacon and ca(...)

Dishcloths: E. coli was present on over one-quarter of dishcloths and 14 per cent were contaminated with Listeria. Photograph: Thinkstock

Increasingly obsessed with keeping ourselves and our environment germ-free, many of us would prefer to live in a sterile world. Touch surfaces made fr(...)

Normally an extensive monitoring system catches  toxins before contaminated shellfish enter the supply chain, but on this occasion the fresh mussels made it to multiple retailers. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Thousands of portions of fresh mussels selling in multiple retailers across the State have been found to contain more than three times the legally per(...)

‘Governments don’t feel compelled to invest in a problem over which there is considerable apathy.’ Photograph: Getty Images

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the cost of obesity to the UK National Health Service problem equals the combined costs of the entire poli(...)

Léan Kennedy (left) of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind: “Guide dogs are trained to sit under the table where their owner is sitting.” Photograph: Fennell Photography

Léan Kennedy gets a couple of phone calls a week from owners of guide or assistance dogs, saying that they’ve been refused access to food premises. “(...)

Seventeen food safety enforcement orders were issued against various premises in July, the third highest number ever distributed in one month during t(...)