Tag: Food Safety

Reopening of Food Businesses

Reopening of Food Businesses

As we approach the 5th of May, many food business operators are preparing contingency plans regarding how they can begin reopening- even if only partially; once restrictions allow them to do so. In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, there has been an abundance of guidance issued to food businesses regarding how to ensure the safety […]

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Advice for food business operators – COVID-19

Advice for food business operators – COVID-19

Advice for Food Business Operators Today we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, one which most of us had no contingency plans to cover. We try to prepare for every possibility, every unexpected event or adverse weather condition, however, no one could have prepared us for this. Maybe it is our own fault, for reacting […]

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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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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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Healthy food options – Is you business prepared?

Healthy food options – Is you business prepared?

Health and well being is a huge trend within the food industry. With so many Irish people embracing a healthier, more active lifestyle, interest in and demand for healthier foods has peaked and it’s growth is likely to continue. Many food buinesses are responding to consumer demand for healthier food choices, by examining food trends, […]

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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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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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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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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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Customers of all ages must declare their allergies!

Customers of all ages must declare their allergies!

We had an interesting incident last week, where a child with a known nut allergy, visited an Asian Restaurant with another twelve year old child and ordered food. Her Mother was shopping nearby at the time. When the Parent called to collect the children, she then asked the attendant were there nuts in the dish […]

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Food Safety is Imperative! – Guest Blog by The Montenotte Hotel

Food Safety is Imperative! – Guest Blog by The Montenotte Hotel

The Montenotte Hotel is perched high above the city offering visitors a great place to relax and unwind while enjoying the spectacular city views of Cork. With such picturesque views in such a central location it is no surprise that The Montenotte Hotel is kept busy with weddings, events, conferences, parties and banquets, as well […]

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Allergen Labelling – It’s the Law!

Allergen Labelling – It’s the Law!

As of the 13th December, 2014, all food businesses must have written information (allergen labelling) available on the presence of the 14 key allergens. Legally, this information must be provided regardless of whether food is sold pre-packed or sold loose. The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation will affect all food businesses including crèches, charitable organisations, […]

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HACCP Training Dublin / Food Safety Training

HACCP Training Dublin / Food Safety Training

Two new dates have been added to our HACCP Training Dublin Schedule Two new dates have been added to our HACCP Training Dublin Schedule, September 29th and October 20th. Our day long Level 2 training will be delivered in Sandymount, Dublin by our Dublin Associate, Emer Murphy. About our food safety course Emer a qualified […]

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BBQ Food Safety basics – How to prevent food poisoning

BBQ Food Safety basics – How to prevent food poisoning

When the temperature rises, so do incidences of food poisoning. Keep your guests safe with this barbeque checklist Barbeque season has begun! 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 […]

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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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“FOOD SAFETY STAMP”

“FOOD SAFETY STAMP”

Mary Daly & Associates are very pleased to introduce our new “FOOD SAFETY STAMP” In other countries, when Food Safety is of a high standard the government award the premises with a stamp of approval, displayed at the Front Door This is something that does not happen in Ireland, which is a pity as we […]

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Food Security is not all Horse!

Food Security is not all Horse!

We have been deceived, abused and placed in a vulnerable position by people that have broken every Food Safety Regulation. A friend of mine completed a Postgraduate study on Food Security two years ago, which necessitated research in Africa. My thinking at that time was food is a precious commodity and will become increasingly scarce […]

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