The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued an urgent recall of frozen vegetables from a number of Irish supermarkets over listeria fe(...)

A recent paper in the American Journal of Medicine claims sugar, not salt,  is the more likely primary cause of hypertension. Photograph: iStock

As if we didn’t know already, salt’s prominence in our lives was underlined when the industry research company Freedonia reported that “global salt co(...)

A number of Aldi- and Tesco-branded sauce products have been recalled amid fears they may contain glass. File photograph:  Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A number of Aldi- and Tesco-branded sauce products have been recalled amid fears they may contain glass. Suppliers World Wise Food are recalling the (...)

According to recent data, about half our shopping trolley each week is made up of ultra-processed foods

Well known facts abound in the area of food and health and, of late, one of these putative facts centres on what are termed ultra-processed foods. The(...)

There is a long standing belief among Irish consumers that “more is better” when it comes to vitamins and minerals. This needs to be challenged. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Along with an increased awareness of the importance of lifestyle in maintaining health has come a growth in consumption of vitamin and mineral supplem(...)

A Co Mayo butcher   said he was “blue in the face” telling his customers to bring chilled meats straight home. Photograph: iStock

People could be putting their health at serious risk by leaving meat, fish and poultry in overheated cars instead of bringing it straight home from th(...)

New guidelines on how many vitamins and mineral supplements can be safely consumed have been published by the Republic’s food regulator alongside warn(...)

Fluoride is added to public drinking water to help reduce tooth decay, especially in young people.

The most comprehensive scientific study of fluoride in food, beverages and tap water ever undertaken in Ireland concludes there are no health concerns(...)

Ireland’s seafood exports are worth about €645m, but it also imports more than €300m. Photograph: iStock

For an island nation, we don’t eat a lot of fish – though the industry is sizeable, contributing about €1.15 billion to the economy. Ireland’s seafood(...)

FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said food business operators in Ireland should understand their responsibilities.

A crèche in Co Louth has been ordered to close after food safety inspectors discovered a rodent infestation in a pre-school room, baby room and nappy (...)

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