Pamela Byrne

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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 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(...)

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(...)

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated products. Photograph: fsai.ie

An unregistered butcher business selling meats deemed unfit for human consumption in Tyrrellspass, Co Westmeath has been served a closure order by the(...)

Some of the complaints  received by the FSAI last year included reports of live mice and rodents in food handling and storage areas. File photograph: iStock

A snail in a chicken, a caterpillar in pork chops and a moth in fresh cream were among the complaints investigated by the Food Safety Authority of Ire(...)

In one outlet a live rodent in an exposed cavity wall in in the basement storage room next to refrigeration and freezer units was found. File photo.

A pool of what appeared to be foul smelling blood in a goods storage area, multiple sightings of rodents, and chicken and fish stored at room temperat(...)

The presence of rodents and other pests presents a grave and immediate danger to consumers’ health, said the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Photograph: iStock

More restaurants were closed or sanctioned by Ireland’s food safety watchdog last month than at any time since it began policing the sector more than (...)

Raw fish from either salt water or fresh water can be a source of human infection due to the presence of parasites. Photograph: iStock

Some 90 per cent of 11 sushi producers audited by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) fell short of the standards needed to make sure consumer(...)

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