Safety and Hygiene: Northern Ireland

FSA Northern Ireland promote food safety and the hygienic preparation of food.

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  • Beat the Bingo Bug!

    To help stop the rise in food poisoning in the over 60s caused by the food bug listeria, the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland, safefood and district councils in Northern Ireland have produced a game packed with hygiene messages. The game is called 'Beat the Bingo Bug!'

  • Planning for events

    This is set to be another busy year for Northern Ireland. With various events planned and with thousands of visitors expected, there is likely to be a significant increase in the numbers of people eating out. To help ensure food is safe to eat during events, the FSA in NI has published advice for food businesses and visitors.

  • Review of official controls delivery

    The Food Standards Agency reviewed how local authorities and port health authorities carry out activities to monitor and secure business compliance with food law. These activities are collectively known as 'official controls'.

  • Safe Catering

    Safe Catering is FSA Northern Ireland's food safety management guide. A joint initiative with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Safe Catering is a practical and easy to use guide that will help catering businesses and retailers with a catering function to comply with food legislation, produce a food safety management plan based on HACCP principles and to keep the appropriate records.

  • Shellfish monitoring: Northern Ireland

    Official Control monitoring (live bivalve molluscs) programme for Northern Ireland and classification of shellfish harvesting areas in Northern Ireland.