Pamela Byrne

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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(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive of Food Safety Authority of Ireland, and Dr Bernhard Url, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The world has to wake up to the implications of a new era of rapid food innovation, including the generation of synthetic meat that will be routinely (...)

Evidence of the cutting of meat in a room adjacent to toilets was among the reasons for the Enforcement Orders in May.

A Garda recreation club in Dublin and a sausage factory in Cavan were among seven food establishments served with closure orders by the food safety wa(...)

An inspection of a Co Kerry pub  found the floor was “filthy,” and there was mould growth   on the internal surface of an ice-making machine. Photograph: iStock

A takeaway in Co Donegal was shut down over health and safety fears, after sewage and waste in the back yard risked “a transfer of faecal matter to th(...)

A closure order was served on part of the Old Punch Bowl pub after rodent droppings were found in a food store adjacent to the kitchen.

Restaurants in the leafy south Dublin suburbs of Monkstown and Booterstown and in the north inner city were among six issued with closure orders after(...)

FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said it was “not acceptable” that consumers’ health be compromised. File photograph: Fennell Photography

Four outlets have been issued with closure orders after breaches of food safety legislation were discovered during HSE inspections last month, includi(...)

 Martin Higgins, chairman, FSAI and Dr Pamela Byrne, CEO, FSAI. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has developed a new DNA tool that will enhance the ability to fight food fraud. It enables the entire genetic con(...)

A “juvenile rodent” had been seen in the dining area and main kitchen at  Casement Aerodrome  earlier in the month. File photograph: Eric Isselée

The Air Corps officers’ mess at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel was among nine food premises served with closure orders last month after health inspec(...)

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