An inspection report said a dead mouse was noted underneath the chest freezer in the food preparation area at ABP Food Group in Bandon while another dead mouse was found underneath a freezer in the store room next to the kitchen. Photograph: Michael Blann/iStock

A factory canteen operated independently by a catering company in Co Cork was forced to close last month after a dead mouse was found underneath a fre(...)

A closure order was served on Millfield Service Station on the Redforge Road in Cork on April 26th after rodent droppings were noted on ‘shelving, underneath the equipment wash sink, in storage units for dry goods and behind the shop counter’. File photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A service station in Co Cork was forced to close for a day last month after “evidence of rodent droppings” was found in the shop during an inspection(...)

Over 65s should consume protein to maintain strength but not drink strong tea with meals, according to report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Older people should abstain from drinking strong tea with meals and be aware that a diminished sense of taste contribute to them consuming more salt t(...)

Retail designers estimate   that after about 25 minutes in the supermarket we switch from rational to emotional decision-making. Photograph: iStock

Do you ever look up at those signs hanging over the aisles in supermarkets to see how you might possibly get the last three last things you need witho(...)

‘It is wholly unacceptable that some food businesses are choosing to operate outside of the law,’ says Dr Pamela Byrne, FSAI chief executive. Photograph: iStock

A “filthy” Donegal takeaway was ordered to close its doors after inspectors found a litany of offences from liquid pools in the toilet to dead insects(...)

Three online sushi takeaway services were found to be operating from the bedroom of a suburban house in Santry, Co Dublin. File photograph: PA Wire

The number of illegal food businesses operating out of private homes and other locations more than doubled last year, according to Ireland’s food safe(...)

It is illegal for DNP to be sold for use as a weight loss product and it is not allowed in food.

An Irish website selling a potentially-lethal weight loss product has been shut down. The Co Tipperary registered was found to be sell(...)

There were 42 enforcement orders served last year in comparison to 125 in 2019. Photograph: iStock

There was a 67 per cent decrease in the number of enforcement orders served on businesses for breaches of food safety legislation in 2020. The Food (...)

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

“Think of it like a big chicken.” Those words of wisdom, attributed to chef and restaurateur Neven Maguire, have calmed the nerves of many a Christmas(...)

Concerns have been expressed that because people are spending more time indoors during the pandemic, their vitamin D levels may be even lower than usual. File photograph: Getty

Older people should take daily vitamin D supplements for their bone and muscle health, the Department of Health has advised. In new advice, the depar(...)

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