Tesco is refunding and compensating customers in the UK who complained that the turkey they bought for their Christmas dinner was "rotten" or "gone off".
Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
CCTV is to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England, the Government has confirmed after a consultation showed overwhelming support for the move.
Sun, 12 Nov, 2017
Four UK supermarkets have taken products off their shelves in the wake of the egg contamination scare - as the Food Standards Agency says the scale of the problem is higher than previously thought.
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
Around 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in the Fipronil contamination scare have been distributed to Britain, rather than the 21,000 first estimated, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said.
Thu, 10 Aug, 2017
Fri, 17 Feb, 2017
Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a British Government body has said.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2017
Poultry keepers are being urged to remain vigilant over bird flu after a dead wild duck in Wales was found to have a dangerous strain of the disease.
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016
Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been discovered in batches of gravy in the UK just one week before families sit down to a Christmas roast dinner.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Irish families could be wasting as much as €1,000 a year because of confusion over certain foods being unsafe to freeze.
Tue, 05 Jul, 2016
Lidl has recalled three of its products in the UK after failing to list potentially deadly allergens on the packaging.
Sat, 14 May, 2016
Three people have been tested for bird flu as work begins to slaughter 10,000 chickens following an outbreak at a farm in England.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2015
THE key to good health is to be a food-label detective. Knowing how to decode the hidden sugars and the fat content of foods will lead to a longer, healthier life.
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015
ARE you sick and tired of it yet — the media frenzy heralding a new year and a new you, asks Clodagh Finn?
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
There has been a significant rise in the amount of contaminated chickens bought in Ireland.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
There has been a significant rise in the amount of contaminated chickens bought in Ireland, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
The strain of bird flu found on a duck breeding farm in the UK is the same as one recently identified in the Netherlands and Germany, the UK's Environment Department has said.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014
Culling of thousands of ducks at a farm operated by the UK’s largest producer of duck products is expected to begin today after a bird flu outbreak.
MINE’S a flat white. Plus a couple of squares of dark chocolate and a few cups of Earl Grey tea.
Sun, 06 Apr, 2014
A study has found that while more than three-quarters of new mothers will try breastfeeding their baby at least once, by the time of discharge from hospital more than half will have stopped.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
A suspected illegal animal slaughter house and meat cutting plant has been uncovered in the North, the Food Standards Agency has said.
Mon, 03 Mar, 2014
Horsemeat has been found in tinned beef sold in the North, it was revealed.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
Food colourings linked to hyperactivity — including some which are present in Calpol — should be banned from children’s medicines, according to a charity based in Britain.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation by British police into the horsemeat scandal, it was revealed today.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2013
An Iceland supermarket ad has been banned for “denigrating” food safety officials’ testing for horse meat in its burgers.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013
An Iceland supermarket ad in the UK has been banned for “denigrating” Irish food safety officials’ testing for horse meat in its burgers.
Ireland’s food safety watchdog wrote to the British parliamentary committee to complain about possible breaches of data protection and the committee’s “bizarre” notion of a conspiracy on the part of Irish authorities.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2013
Diseased cattle, slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), are being sold for human consumption by Defra, the UK's food and farming ministry has said.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2013
Ireland’s food watchdog has denied an accusation by a UK House of Commons committee that its tests for horsemeat were part of a conspiracy to tackle issues in the beef industry while avoiding criminal prosecutions.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2013
Asda said it informed customers “immediately, and in the most high profile way possible” about bute detected in a corned beef product initially withdrawn from sale more than a month ago.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2013
Horsemeat weighing 40kg (88lb) has been sold to shoppers in the UK while wrongly labelled as beef, the country's Food Standards Agency said.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013
Scotland’s councils have been told not to use any frozen beef products after a burger containing horse DNA was found in a school kitchen.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013
A catering giant that supplies food to schools, care homes and the armed forces has withdrawn beef from its UK sites after a frozen product tested positive for horse DNA.
Birds Eye is withdrawing three of its products from Irish supermarket shelves, after horse DNS found in chilli con carne.
The Food Safety Authority has confirmed that baby food will be among the items examined as part of a new Europe-wide testing regime next month to counter the fallout from the horsemeat scandal.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013
Farmers could end up the fall guys because of the horsemeat scandal in the North, it has been claimed.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013
British government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it was claimed.
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013
Officials in Britain investigating the horse meat mis-labelling scandal will continue examining evidence today after three more plants were raided.
Sat, 16 Feb, 2013
Catering company Compass said today that Irish sites where it operates had been supplied with burgers from Rangeland - an Irish processor found to have had two consignments of meat with horse DNA.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013
Agriculture ministers from the countries affected by the horsemeat scandal are to gather in Brussels today for a meeting chaired by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013
Food safety officials in Britain raided two plants yesterday in the latest development in the investigation into the illegal trade of horsemeat.
Frozen food giant Findus has reiterated its apology over some of its beef lasagne products containing horse meat, after claims that the contamination could stretch back to last summer.
Fri, 08 Feb, 2013
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has confirmed that Findus beef lasagne products found to contain up to 100% horse meat in the UK, were on sale in Ireland.
Testing on Findus beef lasagne has revealed that some of the ready meals may have contained up to 100% horsemeat.
The international search for the source of the horsemeat scandal has met with denials from one of the Polish suppliers involved but has become clearer closer to home.
Testing on Findus beef lasagne has revealed that some of the ready meals may have contained up to 100% horse meat, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said tonight.
Thu, 07 Feb, 2013
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has confirmed it was acting on concerns about the meat trader at the centre of the horse DNA scandal as early as October.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has committed to resolving the horse meat crisis after food safety chiefs warned of fraudsters drip-feeding contaminated product into the food chain.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013
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