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Peanut and Nut Allergies-Are you Aware?

Peanut and Nut Allergies-Are you Aware?

Both Peanut and Nut allergies are two of the most serious allergies currently known. The Peanut Allergy is actually the most common form of Food Consumption Death at the moment. There is a distinct difference between Peanut and Nut allergies. A nut allergy is a hypersensitivity to tree nuts which causes an over-reaction of the […]

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Food Terrorism!

Food Terrorism!

TACCP (not HACCP!) The Mary Daly Food Safety Team recently attended an intensive information course on TACCP. TACCP stands for Threat Assessment Critical Control Point. This course was directly informing us about the new danger of Food Terrorism and what we can do to limit its effectiveness. TACCP has been prevalent in the US for […]

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The effects of Russia’s Import Ban

The effects of Russia’s Import Ban

The negative effects of Russia’s Import Ban on Irish Food Exports Russian authorities have recently announced that a ban on certain EU Food Imports will be extended until at least August 2016! This is a significant blow to the Irish Food Sector as Irish Agri-Food exports to Russia amounted to over €213 million in 2013 […]

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More Closure Orders Issued on Food Business’s by the FSAI

More Closure Orders Issued on Food Business’s by the FSAI

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued 16 Closure Orders on Food Business’s in July 2015!! A closure order is usually issued when an earlier Improvement Order is ignored or not acted upon. Alternatively a closure order may be issued if an inspecting officer feels that if food production in these premises continues in […]

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The Stigma Surrounding the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes

The Stigma Surrounding the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes

The Stigma Surrounding Listeria The presence of Listeria, particularly Listeria Monocytogenes  is a grave concern for many food business operators, particularly those manufacturing or processing raw foods such as milk and cheeses as well as ready to eat foods due the resistant capacity Listeria has of forming biofilms as well as its ability to multiply […]

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