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Dublin Primary Food Safety & HACCP Courses – New Date Added!

Due to a high number of closure orders and EHO enforcement in the Dublin region, this has created an unprecedented demand for quality food safety training.

Goodrich Training  have added a Dublin date for their ever popular FSAI Level 2 HACCP & Food Safety course, which is certified by the Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI).

The course will be held on one day (9am to 5.30pm) on 10th March 2015 at the EIQA training rooms, centrally located in Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Places will be strictly limited to a maximum  of 10 participants in order to ensure that everybody receives maximum benefit from the training.

Click here for full details and a booking form.

Irish Food Safety Auditor Wins Top Ireland & UK Award


Not only does Ireland have some of the best food safety standards in the world, it is also home to the best food safety auditor in the UK & Ireland!

Congratulations to Brendon Goodrich of Cavan based Goodrich Training & Consultancy who was selected as Best Auditor & technologist 2014 by the influential Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) at its prestigious awards ceremony in London’s Savoy Hotel.

Established by Brendon in 1997, Goodrich training & consultancy carries out a large number of food safety & hygiene audits every year for a wide variety of clients as well as providing HACCP advice and training at all levels.

Public Attitudes to Food Safety – UK Food Standards Agency

The results of FSA’s biannual survey of more than 2,500 UK adults reveals that the top three food safety issues of concern are:

1. food hygiene when eating out (36%)

2.  use of additives in food (26%) 

3.  food poisoning (26%)

what’s your biggest food safety issue?

Seven Enforcement Orders on Irish Food Businesses in January 2014

According to reports from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (www.fsai.ie) six closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food  businesses across the country during January for breaches of food safety legislation. In addition to orders being issued by environmental health officers (EHOs) from the Health Service Executive (HSE), orders were also served by sea-fisheries protection officers in the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.

The prohibition order served under the FSAI Act 1998 was served on Shellfish De La Mer (fish processing ) Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

Four closure orders were served under the FSAI Act 1998 as follows:

  • A1 Kebab (Takeaway) Castle Street, Roscommon
  • River View Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway, Abbey Street, Tipperary Town
  • Grill To Chill (Takeaway), Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny
  • Clare’s Pizzeria (takeaway), 54 New Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Two closure orders were served under the EC (Official controls of foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 as follows:

  • Giles Brothers Fish Shop, 167 Phibsborough, Dublin 7
  • Green Masala Indian Takeaway & Restaurant, Westgate, Wexford

Commenting on the enforcement orders, the FSAI chief executive Prof. Alan Reilly said: “Full compliance with food safety and hygiene standards is essential for all food businesses.  There is absolutely no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices.  We are urging businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place.”

If any food business owner is unsure of what is required, they can contact Goodrich Consultancy  or the FSAI advice line on 1890 336677 or visit its website or facebook page.

In addition to the above enforcement orders, the FSAI also stated that two successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on:

  • Tralee Central Hotel, Maine Street, Tralee, Co Kerry
  • Salvadors/The Med (restaurant), High Street, Killarney, Co Kerry

2014 food safety training courses

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