Foods rich in iron. Photograph: Thinkstock

Iron is an essential component of two oxygen-carrying proteins, haemoglobin and myoglobin. Most of our iron is found in the haemoglobin of red blood c(...)

The sugar content of one glass of pure orange juice and a yogurt exceed the WHO recommended daily limit for children. Photograph: Thinkstock

In 1972, when John Yudkin wrote Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it, his theories were ridiculed by the f(...)

 Pictured at the launch of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland free online MenuCal calorie calculator were  Minister for HealthJames Reilly with Dr Mary Flynn, Chief Specialist: Public Health Nutrition, FSAI and Noel Marrey a chef at the Bracken  Court Hotel. Photograph:Jason Clarke

The Food Safety Authority has developed a new online calorie calculator to enable food businesses to calculate the calorie content of the meals(...)

Spaghetti Bolognese is a meal lacking in fibre, but high in saturated fat and refined carbohydrate. Photograph: Getty Images

Safe Food Ireland (SFI) launched its campaign against childhood obesity, with billboards urging parents to reduce portion size. But blaming parents dr(...)

Businesses served with closure orders and improvement orders remain listed on the FSAI website for three months from the date of when the premises has corrected its food safety issue and prohibition orders are listed for a month.

The Food Safety Authority served eleven enforcement orders on food businesses during the month of October.Environmental health officers issued nine bu(...)

Fast-food and soft drinks account for “a minority” of calories we consume but we focus on those items while ignoring foods such as potatoes, chicke(...)

The chairman of the Food Safety Authority says the legal onus is on food businesses “to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat in accordance with the legislation”.

The Food Safety Authority served 17 enforcement orders on food businesses in August. The five closure orders were issued under the FSAI Act 1998 to th(...)

 Frozen berries,  responsible for the hepatitis A outbreak

The outbreak of hepatitis A related to frozen berries has been monitored by the European Centre for Disease Control since January, and it issued an as(...)

Quinoa salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The word “coeliac” is derived from the Greek word koiliakos, which means suffering in the bowels. The condition was first described more than 1,800 ye(...)

What an eventful half-year it has been for farming. For a sector that was considered a sunset industry in the boom years, it has seldom been ou(...)