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Irish raw milk cheese recalled around world because of Listeria

A Listeria related recall in mid-October of organic, raw milk cheddar cheese announced by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has made it half way around the world, with authorities in Hong Kong posting a recall this week of the cheese sold under the brand of The Little Milk Co. No such announcements have yet… Continue Reading

Ireland reports food safety enforcements for November

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has released the four Enforcement Orders it served on food businesses in November for breaches of food safety laws. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE). Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on: Roma Grill, a take-away, The… Continue Reading

Irish food businesses hit with closure orders for violations

Ten closure orders and one prohibition order were served last month on Irish food businesses, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The actions were taken for breaches of the FSAI Act of 1998 and the European Commission’s  Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations of 2010. The enforcement orders were issued by environmental health… Continue Reading

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Warns Consumers to Avoid Raw Milk

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is continuing to recommend a ban on raw milk sales in that country after the agency’s sampling program found harmful bacterial contamination. Between June 2012 and June 2013, FSAI tested 600 samples of unpasteurized, or raw, milk and in-line raw milk filters, which are filters in the pipeline from… Continue Reading

Canada, Ireland Top Food Safety World Ranking

A new, comprehensive report ranks Canada and Ireland as the top countries in food safety performance. The document, produced by The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Food Institute, ranked 17 countries based on 10 food safety performance indicators across risk assessment, management and communication. France,… Continue Reading

Shellfish Products Recalled in Ireland After Illnesses Reported

Seafood De La Mer, an Irish seafood-product manufacturer, is recalling products containing mussels due to a risk that mussels used in the products can cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. Symptoms of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain which can start between 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion and last for… Continue Reading

Ireland Recalls Smoked Salmon for Listeria Contamination

smoked salmon on bagel

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued a recall of Clarke’s Fish Exports farmed oak smoked salmon with Clarke’s Fish Exports label as “a precautionary measure” after Listeria was detected in some batches. The affected smoked salmon was supplied to distributors, on-line customers and retail shops and has use-by dates between 19/12/2013 and 08/01/2014. Batch codes FN47700… Continue Reading

USDA Doing More “Species Testing” on Imported Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food safety unit is going to do more “species testing” on imported beef products from Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, but it will be doing more screenings than detailed DNA analyses, it says. In addition, USDA will be conducting species testing on more imported ground beef… Continue Reading

UK Stepping Up Hunt for Horse and Pig DNA in Beef

Polish horsemeat mislabeled as beef is the likely source of the equine DNA found in Irish beef products, but the Food Safety Agency in the United Kingdom is still going ahead with tests on more meat samples collected from retail outlets throughout the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Environmental officers for local health… Continue Reading