Ireland releases food safety investigation report

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Published Feb 22, 2024

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A recent survey by the Irish Food Safety Authority indicates a positive perception of food safety in Ireland, with 90% of consumers believing it has improved over the last five years. Despite challenges such as increased operating costs, staff availability, food allergens, hygiene and handling, and food poisoning, 87% of the food industry remains confident in food safety standards. However, the survey also highlighted a discrepancy in consumer behavior, with 56% checking and adhering to use-by dates, while 40% do not consistently follow them.
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On February 7, 2024, the Irish Food Safety Authority released a food safety survey report. The survey showed that consumers believe that food safety in Ireland has improved in the past five years, with 9 out of 10 people believing that Irish food is safe. .More than three-quarters (76%) of food businesses cited increased operating costs as the top issue affecting the industry, followed by concerns about staff availability (46%). ​ The research also highlights that despite increased confidence that Irish food is safe to eat, food businesses still have a number of food safety issues. Food allergens, food hygiene and handling and food poisoning are the biggest food safety issues for Irish food businesses, More than a third of food businesses ranked these as their top three issues. The Irish food industry and those working in their specific industries are confident in food safety measures, with almost nine in 10 (87%) confident in food safety standards The industry cited ...
Source: Foodmate
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