Is that cod or haddock in your takeaway fish and chips? Photograph: iStock.

It might be unappetising to think, as you’re tucking into succulent prawn balls or traditional fish and chips, that nearly 40 per cent of the fish stu(...)

Like journalists across Belfast, DUP representatives were hearing one message from loyalists: this was the final straw. Then, sensationally, the EU triggered article 16 itself. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Northern Ireland’s agriculture department has suspended some post-Brexit food checks at Larne and Belfast ports after a local council withdrew staff (...)

Test the freshness of an egg by putting it in a bowl of cold water. Photograph: iStock

If an egg sinks to the bottom of a bowl of water and lies sideways, it is very fresh; if it stands on one end in bottom of the bowl, it is less fresh (...)

Safefood has expressed concerns that foods with less strict standards than currently apply in the EU may cross the border from the North into the Repu(...)

Several Irish food businesses have been forced to remove products from their shelves after it emerged that Dutch eggs and egg products implicated in (...)

One Californian study  found that children born to mothers with traces of organophosphate metabolites – a key element of many pesticides – during pregnancy had more ‘adverse mental development at two years of age, attention problems at three-and-a-half and five years, and poorer intellectual development at seven years’. Photograph: Getty Images

It is hard not to be well disposed to organic food and those who grow it. Small-time growers competing with huge multi-nationals who are free to use c(...)

Potatoes and bread cooked at high temperatures for a long time could increase the risk of cancer in people who eat them regularly,  scientists have said. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish authorities are working with the European Commission and member states to set controls on the amount of a potentially cancer-causing substance i(...)

Lidl is recalling two batches of Kania Gravy Granules after they were found to be contaminated with xylene, which occurs naturally in petroleum and crude oil, the British Food Standards Agency (FSA) said

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been discovered in batches of gravy in the UK just one week before thousands of people reach for the gr(...)

Will a push be on to find ways for the net to route data anywhere but the UK, now Surveillance Central?

Ireland once bore the questionable distinction of having one of the most oppressive data surveillance regimes within Europe. Our data retention laws(...)

A safety committee recommended that raw eggs are safe for pregnant women to eat. Photograph: iStock

Raw eggs are safe for pregnant women to eat, a UK safety committee has recommended. A report from the advisory committee on the microbiological safet(...)

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