Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive of FSAI, said it is ‘disconcerting’ that the authority needs to take enforcement action for pest control issues.

A Boojum burrito bar in Co Limerick was ordered to close last month after inspectors found a build up of sewage and wastewater in the basement. The F(...)

Chief executive of the FSAI Dr Pamela Byrne: essential for adequate pest control systems and robust food hygiene practices to be put in place

Ireland’s food safety watchdog issued just two enforcement orders in August with a retailer in Cork and a small meat processing plant in Limerick sanc(...)

The impact Covid-19 is having on those who are clinically obese should act as a spur to encourage more people to eat better and exercise more accordin(...)

The closure order on part of Teddy’s Ice Cream on the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire has not yet been lifted. Photograph: iStock

A closure order was served on part of Teddy’s Ice Cream on the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire last month after rodent droppings were found in a storage ar(...)

Restaurant staff in Gaza City, operating under Covid-19 regulations. File photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

Restaurant owners in Ireland have been able to reopen since June 29th, so what are they complaining about now? From Monday, under new Covid-19 regula(...)

Identigen’s technology combines DNA and data analytics to provide farm-to-table tracing on animals and meat

The founders of food safety business Identigen are the big winners from the sale of the business to the animal health division of US drug giant MSD. (...)

Identigen’s technology combines DNA and data analytics to provide an evidence-based animal traceability solution.

Irish food safety and traceability company Identigen has been acquired by Merck subsidiary MSD Animal Health in a multimillion-euro deal. Financial d(...)

The presence of cockroaches in a kitchen leads to a serious risk of food being contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, likely to render the food unfit for humans. File photograph: Getty Images

An active cockroach infestation was found in the motor of a food preparation fridge during an inspection of an Indian restaurant in Dublin’s north inn(...)

The FSAI has warned against using almond ‘milk’, coconut ‘milk’ and rice ‘milk’, as milk substitutes as these are nutritionally inadequate. Photograph: Getty

Children aged between one and five should be given Vitamin D supplements in winter and red meat at least three days a week, according to new guideline(...)

The mostly unchallenged rush to reopen pubs is a grim reflection on our priorities. Covid-19 is far from in abeyance globally. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tony Holohan declaring that eating a packet of peanuts with your pint does not make it a meal was the moment we hit peak 2020; the most surreal interl(...)

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