A pizzeria in Dublin city centre was served with a closure order last month after ‘substantial’ rodent droppings were found in its kitchen.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A pizzeria in Dublin city centre was served with a closure order last month after “substantial” rodent droppings were found in its kitchen. Apache P(...)

There is such a halo of virtue around yoghurt, you can almost see a glow off the pots as they sit on supermarket shelves. Thanks to the good bacteria (...)

Additives – concerns have been raised in recent years about potential ill-effects on cardiovascular health following two studies

Rashers have got such a bad rap lately, you might wonder if it is even worth reading the packet when you buy them. But it is. Scrutinise the list of i(...)

Speaking at the launch of voluntary codes for the advertising of certain food products, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne said the food industry needed to ‘cop-on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New voluntary codes of practice restricting the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks have been announced. They apply to “non-b(...)

Manufacturers often refer to the number of kilocalories per serving, but when you check out the serving size it is often quite small

When it comes to ingredients, many popular breakfast cereals get a bad rap given their high sugar content. But what do the labels tell us that might (...)

A white-tailed sea eagle. File photograph: iStock

A white-tailed sea eagle found dead in Co Tipperary was carrying the only case detected in Ireland so far of a highly infectious strain of bird flu, i(...)

Rodents and rodent droppings were among the reasons given for food safety closure orders in January.

A live rodent in a wall cavity, rodent droppings under a pizza oven, and a staff toilet overflowing with excrement were among the reasons environmenta(...)

The lamb carcass was slaughtered at a processing plant where a moderately elevated level of dioxin was subsequently found in a “composite sample” of 10 combined livers. Photograph: iStock

The discovery of a lamb carcass with an elevated dioxin level is being investigated by authorities. Both the Department of Agriculture and the Food S(...)

Ignore any nice pictures, flags or products on shelves nearby. The front will have marketing speak. The back has the detail

There is a secret to being a successful food shopper. The first step is to recognise that you are a very desirable creature. You arrive in the superma(...)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland  said Ruposhi Indian Restaurant in Drumcondra, Dublin, was ordered to close on December 20th due to evidence of a cockroach infestation and a lack of food hygiene

Cockroaches and dirty conditions were among the reasons for the seven closure orders served on food businesses in December, according to the Food Safe(...)

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