Advertisement
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 2 February, 2023

# Food Safety

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Food Safety
Batches of expired raw chicken products recalled due to possible presence of Salmonella
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the chicken potentially infected with Salmonella originated in Ireland.
Last month
January 2023
# Food Safety
'Black mould' and 'haphazardly'-stored meat: Six closure orders against food businesses in December
There was a 31% increase in FSAI enforcement orders in 2022 compared to 2021.
Last year
2022
# Food Safety
'Contaminated' spinach causes hallucinations and delirium in Australia
The spinach, which is dated to expire today, could cause ‘severe symptoms’
# Food Safety Authority
Live rodents, unsafe temperatures and rusty utensils among reasons for latest food closures
The orders were served in October.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you batch cook your meals?
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar posted an Instagram Story yesterday of his meals for the week.
# Health
Rodent faeces and dead mice among reasons for seven food closure orders last month
Health issues included the presence of flies, rats and mice and the storage of food at unsafe temperatures.
# Cost of Living
Cost cited as most important factor for Irish consumers when buying food
The FSAI says it’s not surprising given the ‘current high cost of living climate and rising household bills’.
# Food Safety
Pests, dirt, dangerous chicken: Three food businesses issued closure orders last month
The FSAI detailed the reasons for the closures in individual reports.
# Closure Orders
Four food businesses issued closure orders last month
The FSAI detailed the reasons for the closures in individual reports.
# Recall
Three CBD and hemp oil products recalled over ‘unsafe’ levels of THC
THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
# food safety alert
Pat the Baker and Irish Pride breadcrumbs recalled by FSAI
Consumers are advised not to eat four batch types of breadcrumbs.
# Food Safety
Live rodents and dead insects: Seven food businesses issued closure orders last month
Pygmalion bar in Dublin and the maker of Ritchie’s mints were among the food businesses hit with closure orders.
# Horse Meat
Nearly 3,000 thoroughbred horses slaughtered for meat in Ireland since 2020
Some 305 such horses have been slaughtered to date this year.
# Food Safety
Recall issued on several Marks & Spencer chicken products over possible presence of salmonella
The chicken potentially infected with the dangerous bacteria originated in the UK.
# Closure Orders
Two food businesses issued closure orders last month
One outlet was not registered with the appropriate authorities, while the other was inappropriately cooking and cooling large volumes of food.
# Food Safety
Dead rodents and 'gnawed' potatoes: Seven food businesses were hit with closure orders last month
Several of the closure orders refer to significant rodent infestations.
# salmonella outbreak
Additional Kinder chocolate products recalled over link to salmonella outbreak
The recall now takes into account all Kinder Surprise eggs with a best before date up to 7 October 2022.
# FSAI
Food safety warning issued over reports of counterfeit Wonka bars being sold in Ireland
The FSAI has warned the counterfeit chocolate may be unsafe to eat.
# Formula
Food safety authority warns parents against giving rice milk to young children
It says infants and young children up to four-and-a-half years old should not consume rice milk because of low levels of inorganic arsenic.
# Food Safety
Eight businesses ordered to close in February over food safety breaches
Orders were issued to businesses in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Meath, Offaly and Tipperary.
# Food Safety
Juice can filled with beans and spider in a cocktail: FSAI handled 3,400 complaints last year
The majority of complaints from the public were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, according to the FSAI.
# Food Safety
Dozens of cannabis-derived products recalled since 2021, with newer CBD items seen as 'problematic'
CBD oil and hemp whiskey are among products which have been recalled.
The FSAI has so far issued recalls on 90 different CBD products since 2019, Stephen McDermott writes.
The authority has found many products containing THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Affected products include CBD oil, CBD paste, hemp juice powder, hemp tea, food supplements and even hemp whiskey and gin.
# Food Safety
Five food businesses ordered to close in January over safety and hygiene breaches
The FSAI issued five closure orders and one prohibition order last month to businesses in Dublin, Meath, Wexford and Offaly.
All time
# Food Safety
'Rodent droppings on pallets of crisps': Four closure orders on food businesses last month
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure orders today.
# fermentation
FSAI finds undeclared alcohol levels of up to 3.9% in some fermented drinks like kombucha
13% of beverages examined were found to have an alcohol content of more than 1.2%.
# Food Safety
Filth, grime and a dead bird: Four food businesses were hit with closure orders last month
The orders remain in place for three of the businesses.
# Food Safety
'Homeless people are scared and worried': Soup runs fear HSE inspection will force them to close
Two volunteer soup runs received visits and letters from the HSE’s environmental health section in recent weeks.
# Food Safety
Plywood fixed to the ceiling, and live cockroaches: Three food businesses ordered to close last month
All three businesses have since had the closure orders lifted.
# Food Safety
Dead rodents and a lack of cleaning: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
All three businesses had the closure orders lifted within a number of days.
# Food Safety
Cat litter, ashtrays and filthiness: Three food businesses ordered to shut last month
A total of five enforcement orders were issued in March.
# Food Safety
Rodent droppings and raw chicken: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
Two closure orders and two prohibitions were issued in February.
# Food Safety
Live insects in rice and snail in fruit packets: The FSAI handled 2,700 complaints last year
Most complaints were over unfit food or poor hygiene standards, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said.
# Food Safety
Rodents infestations and cockroaches: 42 enforcement orders served on takeaways and restaurants in 2020
This compares to 125 enforcement orders being served in 2019.
# gobble gobble
How to cook a decent, stress-free turkey - without the food poisoning
Let’s try to take some of the stress out of it.
# Food Safety
Tesco recalls batch of chorizo slices over presence of listeria
Consumers are being warned not to eat the sausage product.
# FSAI
Food inspectors issue closure notices to three sushi restaurants operating from bedroom of Dublin house
Separately, two Cork businesses were ordered to close over the presence of rodent droppings.
# christmas turkey
Dispute could mean 100,000 fewer turkeys available for Christmas dinners this year
The Irish Farmers Journal has said the dispute centres on who pays and manages the work of veterinarians who certify local abattoirs.
# Food Safety
Dunnes Stores recalls chicken products over listeria fears
Two chicken products may contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
# FSAI
Dead insects and no hot water at basins: One food business was ordered to close in August
The FSAI also confirmed that one prohibition order was served on a business last month.
# Food Safety
CO OP bags of kale recalled due to possible presence of thistle
The bags may contain the prickly thistle plant.