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Food Fraud – a challenge for the the food and drinks industry

Food Fraud – a challenge for the the food and drinks industry

In recent years food fraud has become much more of an issue for consumers as global food supply has become so complex that it is almost impossible for food producers and retailers to guarantee the provenance of their products. This has spurred initiatives to address these growing concerns. The effects of a food fraud can […]

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Is your food business compliant with food safety regulations?   In November, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served 13 Closure Orders and 1 Prohibition Order on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation.  Some of the reasons for the Enforcement Orders last month include: pest infestations; incorrect labelling; no food safety management […]

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First Aid and Food Safety: Are you compliant?

First Aid and Food Safety: Are you compliant?

Similar to Food Safety (HACCP), First aid is essential for every workplace and is a legal requirement under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. First Aid knowledge is invaluable for both you as the individual Food Business Owner but also for your fellow co-workers and for general work place safety in your […]

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Food Allergens – Your Business, Your Responsibility

Food Allergens – Your Business, Your Responsibility

It has been remarkable and sad the fresh emphasis on Food Allergen Control this month. The high profile Pret a Manger case where a young girl died from a sesame seed contaminated baguette to the jailing of the Owner and Take Away Manager of Royal Spice for delivering a dish without nuts declared, where another […]

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Barmbrack is a traditional fruit bread associated with Halloween for centuries. I recall with delight as a child getting a coin in my slice of brack or even a ring. Each item had a special meaning,- a stick meant you would not marry, a piece of cloth meant poverty, a coin would mean riches and […]

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