Sunday September 20, 2020

Tough sanctions if food laws are flouted

Food businesses must ensure that the food they are selling complies with EU safety regulations, or else face severe penalties

6th November, 2011
The Bombay Spice takeaway on Dublin's South Circular Road has been shut down twice this year. Photo: Tony O'Shea

The United States is currently emerging from one of the worst outbreaks of food-borne illness ever experienced in that country. Listeriosis contracted from the consumption of adulterated cantaloupe melons has killed 26 and made a further 97 ill.

In a warning letter to the Colorado-based producer identified as the source of the outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made it clear that, even if the actions necessary to correct the violations giving rise to the infection...

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