News: Northern Ireland

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FSA in Northern Ireland helps food industry implement new labelling rules

10 July 2014
More than 140 delegates have attended the one-day seminar: Food Labelling - what you need to know. It is aimed at helping the local food industry implement new European labelling rules.

We and safefood are urging the public to stop washing raw chicken

16 June 2014
More than 80% of people in Northern Ireland don't know the name of the bug that is the most common cause of food poisoning here, says a new survey by the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland.

NIFAC recruiting new members

30 May 2014
The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland (FSA in NI) wishes to appoint new members to Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC).

Fermanagh man sentenced for breaches of food regulations

21 May 2014
The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland has welcomed a four-month custodial sentence and fines totalling £8,000, which have been imposed on Nigel Wilson at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court for nine breaches of food regulations at his former poultry processing business, Upper Erne Lakes Poultry in Newtownbutler.

Home Cook Wonderbar Dark Chocolate Flavour Cake Covering withdrawn

21 May 2014
Boyne Valley Ltd has withdrawn a batch of Home Cook Wonderbar Dark Chocolate Flavour Cake Covering with a 'best before' date of January 2015 because some packs may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk. The product has been distributed in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland only.

Fermanagh man sentenced for breaches of food regulations

29 April 2014
The Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland has welcomed a four-month custodial sentence and fines totalling £8,000, which have been imposed on Nigel Wilson at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court for nine breaches of food regulations at his former poultry processing business, Upper Erne Lakes Poultry in Newtownbutler.

Home Cook Wonderbar Dark Chocolate Flavour Cake Covering withdrawn

11 April 2014
Boyne Valley Ltd has withdrawn a batch of Home Cook Wonderbar Dark Chocolate Flavour Cake Covering with a 'best before' date of January 2015 because some packs may contain milk, which is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk. The product has been distributed in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland only.

Karro Food Group withdraws sausage rolls due to inconsistent allergen labelling

28 March 2014
Karro Food Group has withdrawn two different products because they contain sulphites, which are mentioned on the ingredient list, but not in the allergen advice box. This makes the products a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphites. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert in Northern Ireland.

Sausage rolls with sulphites not mentioned on labels withdrawn

28 March 2014
Three companies have withdrawn some of their sausage roll products because the products contain sulphites. Sulphites are not mentioned on the labels, making the products a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphites. The products were sold by Dunnes Stores, Lidl Ireland and McColgan's Quality Foods. The FSA has issued an Allergy Alert in Northern Ireland.

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