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BBQ Food Safety Tips

BBQ Food Safety Tips

The sun is finally shining, temperatures are set to reach the mid 20’s and the allure of eating outdoors is enticing us all to dust off our barbeques and get cooking! I have developed a short checklist to ensure that the food you serve is safe, and free from harmful bacteria which could potentially make […]

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Siobhan Ni Laocha, The Food Safety Company, wins prestigious award from NHP

Siobhan Ni Laocha, The Food Safety Company, wins prestigious award from NHP

Our Health & Safety and Food Safety Consultant, Siobhan Ni Laocha, was recently awarded with the prestigious award of Student Of The Year with the National Hygiene Partnership. Siobhan joined our team in 2015, with 19 years experience in a range of roles and industry sectors to include project management of food safety, health and […]

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Food Trends for 2016

Food Trends for 2016

Nutrition, Labelling, Calorie Posting and the “Free From Diet”. In 2016 it will be a legal requirement to put Nutritional information on all food labels. We at The Food Safety Company are offering a label review in a smart and cost effective way to enable you to have simple and compliant labels! Calorie Posting is […]

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Food Borne Disease

Food Borne Disease

A Food Borne Disease is caused by consuming water or food which is infected with a micro-organism that can cause illness in humans. Food Borne Disease is not to be confused with Food Poisoning Bacteria as there is distinct differences between the two. There is many different Food Borne Diseases and the symptoms can range from mild aggravations to […]

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Food Allergies- Is your business prepared?

Food Allergies- Is your business prepared?

A Food allergy is an abnormal immune response to a certain type or types of food. This is a response to a food type which would not occur in the majority of people. The top 14 allergies include: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Sesame, Milk, Fish, Crustaceans, Soya, Gluten, Mustard, Celery, Sulphites, Lupin and finally Molluscs. Rough […]

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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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The Asian Market! What Ireland has to Offer

The Asian Market! What Ireland has to Offer

The Asian Market – What Ireland has to offer The Asian Market is the single largest economic driver in the world, having the fastest growing population worldwide serving home to 6/10 people in the world. This rapid expansion in population of 44 million people per year over the past 10 years has resulted in more […]

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Occupational and Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

Occupational and Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

Over the years most of us at some stage will have administered first aid treatment.  For some it may have been as simple as putting a sticking plaster on a cut and for others it might have been knowing what they had to do when a colleague had a seizure at work, or maybe you […]

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The Rise Of Coeliac Disease and the Need For Increased Knowledge on the Condition

The Rise Of Coeliac Disease and the Need For Increased Knowledge on the Condition

Coeliac Disease is a prolonged autoimmune condition that is prompted by gluten which is found in wheat, barley and rye. Coeliac Disease is a permanent intolerance to gluten. This disease affects more females than males and research has estimated that 1 out of every 100 people in the world is affected by this condition. There […]

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Latest BSE Scare for Ireland

Latest BSE Scare for Ireland

BSE or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy has again caught public attention with an isolated case confirmed on a farm in County Louth on the 11th of June. BSE is a disease that damages the brain and central nervous system and eventually leads to the death of adult cattle. An unknown fact about BSE is that an […]

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The Future of “Artisan Food”

The Future of “Artisan Food”

“Artisan” products have exploded in recent years and has quickly become a fast growing niche market in the food enterprise sector as a result of consumers becoming more demanding for local high quality produce, but what is it really? Following attending the Food Symposium in UCC last week, some very stimulating  points about a definition […]

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Certified Online Training designed to the FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Irelands)

Certified Online Training designed to the FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Irelands)

Certified Online Training designed to the FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Irelands) training framework The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) state that it is a legal requirement that all staff involved in a food environment are trained and the responsibility for training of staff lies with the proprietor of the food business.  Training certificates […]

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Dunne & Crescenzi

Dunne & Crescenzi

It is a huge asset and relief to have a professional of Mary’s calibre assisting us here at Dunne & Crescenzi in the implementation, training, application and continuous review of essential Health and Safety standards, for both front of house along with the kitchen team. Her team are reliable, conscientious and discreet, and their assistance […]

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Cafe Vero, Parnell Plaza

Cafe Vero, Parnell Plaza

“We are pleased to recommend Mary Daly and Associates. Inspections and audits are factual, objective and provide a sharp business tool to improve and exceed standards. Updates and new directives are promptly forwarded to us with helpful support.The business service is provided in a professional and efficient manner.” James Flanagan, team leader Cafe Vero, Parnell […]

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Healthy Eating this Christmas! Guest Blog by Brook Catering

Healthy Eating this Christmas! Guest Blog by Brook Catering

“A fresh look at healthy cooking…. So Santa won’t get stuck in the chimney!” Festive greetings to you all!

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FETAC Level 6 HACCP Works!

FETAC Level 6 HACCP Works!

Mary Daly Associates are pleased to launch the FETAC Level 6 -“HACCP Works-Food Safety Management for Business” This part time programme is designed to enable learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement and evaluate their food safety management system, based on the HACCP principals and in accordance with best practice and […]

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