5 Closure Orders were served in June

5 Food Businesses were served with Closure Orders in June, for breach of food safety legislation. Of the 5, 4 businesses were in Dublin, with the other in Co. Laois. The reasons given were all too familiar. They include; a lack of pest control systems […]


8 Food Business Closures in February

In February, 8 Closure Orders were served on food businesses by the HSE, on behalf of the FSAI 3 of these were in Dublin, and 1 each in Tipperary, Offaly, Meath, Limerick, and Galway. Main Reasons for HSE Closures The main reasons for the closures […]


3414 Food Safety Complaints made in 2021!

3414 Food Safety Complaints made in 2021! The FSAI, in a new publication, has confirmed that it received a whopping 3414 Food Safety Complaints in 2021 to its advice line. This represents a 23% increase on the previous year, expected somewhat as many businesses were […]


VIDEO The Basics of Pest Control

The Basics of Pest Control

It’s that time of the year again when our furry little friends are trying to find a warm home to make babies for the winter!
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HACCP Terminology Explained- FREE Booklet

Do you or your staff sometimes struggle with HACCP Terminology? Words like ‘Contamination’, Multiplication’ & Pathogens can cause great confusion.   However, the FSAI has put together this very handy booklet. Print off and leave it where your staff can access it. PLEASE SHARE!   […]


Nine Enforcement Orders in November

Nine Enforcement Orders in November The FSAI announced that nine enforcement orders were issued for November 2021. These included 8 closure orders, which are issued if an immediate risk to public health is identified. Of the eight closure orders, 5 were in Dublin, and one […]


Traceability System, A legal Requirement

Traceability System, A legal Requirement Do you have a full Traceability System in place for all your food products? It is the law, but what exactly does this mean for you and your business? We can help you determine which legislation applies to you, and […]


Case Study- Food Poisoning 11 Year Old

Case Study- Food Poisoning (Katie, 11yrs old) This is the story of a young girl Katie, 11 years old.   Katie went to school one morning as she normally did. Her mother didn’t pack her lunch, because the school had a meal system to feed […]


How to Calibrate a Digital Thermometer

How to Calibrate A Digital Thermometer We have a very simple and quick video on how to calibrate a digital thermometer. The steps are extremely easy to follow. All you need is your thermometer, a kettle & a glass of ice, and water! Remember, calibrating […]

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FREE ‘Probe Calibration’ poster.

Calibrating a probe internally, a legal requirement. Here’s a very useful FREE poster that you can use in your food business, explaining very simply how to do an internal probe test. This is a legal requirement. You must be able to demonstrate the integrity of […]


HACCP Temperature Tips

HACCP Temperature Tips   Here is a handy graphic that explains the legal requirements for temperatures in the food industry.   Do your staff know all of these & are confident in what they are doing? You’d be surprised that often this is not the […]


Large number of Product Recalls

Large number of Product Recalls   There has been a very large amount of serious product recalls lately, & the FSAI are on to it pretty hard!   In short, YOU, the retailer, are responsible for a product recall that may involve food you are […]