Northern Ireland
Food safety concern with no import checks
Peter McCann
The Food Standards Agency said it is “vital” that an inspection process is in place to prevent “unsafe food” from entering the UK.
15 June 2022 Feature
IFJ Junior-Food safety will keep everyone happy
Calling all you cooks! Whether you’re preparing food indoors or helping with the barbeque, follow these safety tips for tasty summer cooking, writes Ciara Leahy.
9 June 2022 News
Raphoe Mart’s café closed by Food Safety Authority of Ireland
The FSAI found that the premises was not kept clean and that no surface cleaning chemicals were available on the premises.
Glyphosate not cancerous - EU expert group
The European Chemicals Agency believes the universal herbicide to not be carcinogenic, a boost towards its continued use.
8 June 2022 News
FSAI audit saw non-compliance with food law in many food businesses
The audit included five meat processing establishments and three slaughterhouses, which are under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture.
4 June 2022 News
How reliant are you on one or two companies for your home or farm necessities?
With EU baby formula being flown to the states, an oligopoly on supply has been revealed. A food necessity shortage in a Western Country - not war, not COVID but competition. Writes Amii McKeever.
25 May 2022 Amii
Over 30% of food found to have traces of pesticide residues - report
Almost 69% of samples analysed were found to be free of quantifiable levels of residues.
4 April 2022 News
NI news round-up: badgers, pig support and EFS payments
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
15 March 2022 News
First emissions-reducing feed additive to be EU-available in ‘months’
The additive has been proven to reduce methane emissions from ruminants without impacting on production.
24 February 2022 News
Consultation opened on Farm to Fork animal welfare strategy
The European Food Safety Authority has been tasked by the European Commission with seeking views on its animal welfare proposals.
14 February 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: UK and EU diverge over antibiotics
EU regulations are now significantly more stringent than the UK's, but under the Brexit withdrawal trade deal, the UK is entitled to export its animal products of beef, lamb and pigmeat to Europe.
2 February 2022 Opinion
Eustice supports NI farm payment plan
UK Environment Secretary George Eustice gave an upbeat response to proposals for a new system of farm payments in Northern Ireland.
12 January 2022 News