Alan Reilly

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Prof Alan Reilly, chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland .Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The number of enforcement orders taken against businesses for breaching food safety laws was up by 31 per cent last year, hitting a record of 143. Pub(...)

Image of Counterfeit Smirnoff ? lower front label

A small quantity of counterfeit Smirnoff red label vodka has been found for sale in Ireland, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has warned.The FSAI (...)

Businesses served with closure orders and improvement orders remain listed on the FSAI website for three months from the date of when the premises has corrected its food safety issue and prohibition orders are listed for a month.

The Food Safety Authority served eleven enforcement orders on food businesses during the month of October.Environmental health officers issued nine bu(...)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it still had not identified the source of the hepatitis A outbreak and repeated its advice to boil all imported frozen berries for at least one minute before eating.

Some 15 people are now suspected of having contracted hepatitis A from imported frozen berries while two others are suspected of having contracted the(...)

The chairman of the Food Safety Authority says the legal onus is on food businesses “to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat in accordance with the legislation”.

The Food Safety Authority served 17 enforcement orders on food businesses in August. The five closure orders were issued under the FSAI Act 1998 to th(...)

Shamrock Rovers manager Trevor Croly: His side has endured a disappointing league campaign to date. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the face of it the record generally of non-league clubs in the Ford-sponsored FAI cup over the last few years suggests that Shamrock Rovers have no(...)

New Millennium Chinese Restaurant on South King Street was issued with a closure order. Image: Google Streetview

A Chinese restaurant off Dublin’s Grafton Street was among nine businesses which the Food Safety Authority shut down last month over public health (...)

More than half those who buy frozen beef burgers are less likely to do so now because of the horse meat scandal which broke last January, according to(...)

A long incubation period for hepatitis A of up to 50 days was “hampering the investigation” into a food poisoning outbreak of the virus linked to the (...)

 Frozen berries,  responsible for the hepatitis A outbreak

The outbreak of hepatitis A related to frozen berries has been monitored by the European Centre for Disease Control since January, and it issued an as(...)

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