Campylobacter causes acute gastroenteritis with diarrhoea and vomiting, and can be life-threatening in the very young and old. However, it can be killed by cooking the chicken thoroughly, until it reaches a core temperature of 75 degrees.

More than half of Irish-produced whole chickens are contaminated with the food-poisoning bacterium campylobacter, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Image of Counterfeit Smirnoff ? lower front label

A small quantity of counterfeit Smirnoff red label vodka has been found for sale in Ireland, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has warned.The FSAI (...)

Horsemeat has been found in tinned beef sold in Northern Ireland, officials have said. File Photograph: Michaela Rehle /Reuters

Horsemeat has been found in tinned beef sold in Northern Ireland, officials have said.The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) said equine DNA has been de(...)

The UK’s National Audit Office said the Food Safety Authority of Ireland began meat tests last November after they became concerned that “a substantial rise in beef prices” had not been reflected in increased charges in supermarkets, while “the worldwide price of horsemeat had fallen”. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) began testing late last year for horse-meat contamination in supermarket foods because they were concerned(...)

A “complex, highly organised network of companies” is responsible for the “fraudulent and illegal” trade in mislabelled meat, according to the Commons’ environment, food and rural affairs committee

The failure by the Irish and British authorities to prosecute those responsible for putting horse meat into burgers and ready-meals has been sharply c(...)

Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland: “I think there have been huge positive results from what we found and huge benefits for the European consumer. If we hadn’t done it, your citizens would still be eating horsemeat.”

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland was criticised by MPs for the method it used to carry out its sampling for horsemeat during a House of C(...)