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  • Project seeks to grow knowledge of Listeria in dairy sites

    An ongoing project is identifying the bacteria present in dairy processing environments to evaluate the impact on Listeria monocytogenes. Teagasc in Ireland and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in Austria are collecting samples from dairy processing plants and characterizing the microorganisms, with the aim being to prevent the presence of harmful pathogens. The LmRNA...

  • Ireland Fines Instagram €405 Million for Children’s Data Violations

    Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner will reportedly fine Instagram for its handling of children’s data. According to an investigation that began in 2020, Instagram published emails and phone numbers for children ages 13 to 17 who operated business accounts. Business accounts typically post this information by default. Meta, Instagram’s parent, plans to appeal the €405 million...

  • Ethylene oxide and Salmonella feature in major FSA incidents

    Salmonella in breaded chicken and ethylene oxide were two of the main incidents handled this past year by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The FSA was notified of 2,336 food and feed safety incidents in England, Northern Ireland and Wales during 2021/22. This is an 18 percent increase compared to 1,978 alerts in 2020/21 but is similar...

  • Irish officials warn about rise in E. coli infections

    Health officials in the Republic of Ireland have issued a warning after an increase in E. coli cases and outbreaks in recent weeks. The Department of Public Health Mid-West reported that in a four week period there have been more than 20 E. coli cases reported in the region, including several hospitalizations. Public health teams have...

  • Safefood offers tips to avoid barbecue food safety risks

    More than half of Northern Ireland’s home cooks are putting friends and family at risk of food poisoning because they don’t know how to barbecue meat to the correct temperature, according to a survey. Research by Safefood found more than half of 1,000 adults surveyed in July in Northern Ireland believe that the hardest part is...

  • Irish agency warns of risk from Salmonella in duck eggs

    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued a warning about the safety of duck eggs following a recall because of Salmonella. Meadow Park Eggs recalled duck eggs because of the possible presence of Salmonella earlier this month.  Meadow Park Free Range Duck Eggs in a pack size of six with best before dates up...

  • Ireland to screen non-European foreign investments

    The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment has published a draft new law to protect Irish critical technology and infrastructure from potentially harmful non-European foreign investment.  The Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022 legislatesto curb so-called “third country” (meaning non-European Union/non-European Economic Area countries) hostile actors using ownership of, or influence over businesses and...

  • Ireland to screen non-European foreign investments

    The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment has published a draft new law to protect Irish critical technology and infrastructure from potentially harmful non-European foreign investment.  The Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022 legislatesto curb so-called “third country” (meaning non-European Union/non-European Economic Area countries) hostile actors using ownership of, or influence over businesses and...

  • Ireland Expands Leadership Structure of Data Protection Commission

    The leadership of Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) is to be expanded to a three-person Commission, with the current Commissioner taking the lead role as Chair.  The Irish Minister for Justice announced the decision on July 27, 2022, along with the Government’s decision to undertake a review of its governance structures, staffing arrangements and processes...

  • Irish audit of egg sector largely positive

    Official controls in the egg sector work well but there are a few minor issues, according to a report published by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). An audit in November 2021 covered official controls on the table egg production chain including egg collection, transporting, packing, warehousing, and distribution and retail sale. The main...

Featured documents

  • Officials Identify Eatery Linked to Salmonellosis

    Seven total cases of salmonella were reported in Latah County, according to a release sent out last week by the health department. In response to a public records request from the Lewiston Tribune, the North Central District Health Department issued a release Tuesday saying the restaurant is...

  • Irish Court: IP addresses not personal data

    Irish Court upholds contractual graduated response mechanism to fight online copyright infringement, holding that IP addresses are not personal data before they are transferred to the...

  • Pension Simplification

    The Pensions Board’s deadline for the submission of responses to its consultation on the simplification of defined contribution pension provision passed at the end of February.  The consultation sought views on a number of different issues. These ranged from the number of different pension vehicles ...

  • 290 E. coli cases from Flicks in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Environmental Health Officers from Belfast City Council are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 linked to Flicks restaurant in Cityside Mall, 100-150 York Street, Belfast. As of 3pm on Wednesday 24 October 2012, there were 124...

  • EU Presidency seeks political guidance on most contested aspects of the draft Data Protection Regulation

    This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. On 24 April 2013, the EU Presidency, currently held by Ireland, prepared a Note to the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) regarding the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation). The Note was leaked and published on...

  • Listeria Prompts Salmon Recall

    The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued the recall notice on batches of farmed oak smoked salmon with Clarke’s Fish Exports label as “a precautionary measure”. Affected batches have use-by dates ranging from December 19th to January 8th next year. Clarke’s Organic Farmed Smoked Salmon is ...

  • Irish High Court Refers Questions to European Court of Justice: Can National DPAs Disregard Safe Harbor?

    In a new turn to the Maximilian Schrems case in Ireland, the Irish High Court on 18 June 2014 decided to refer several questions to the European Court of Justice, including whether national data protection authorities in Europe may disregard the Safe Harbor decision of the European Commission when...

  • Irish Government Files Amicus Brief in Microsoft Case

    As reported in the Privacy & Information Security Law blog, various technology companies, academics and trade associations filed amicus briefs in support of Microsoft’s attempts to resist a U.S. government search warrant seeking to compel it to disclose the contents of customer emails that are...

  • Minister for International Financial Services launches FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)

    On 14 September 2015, Minister of State for International Financial Services Simon Harris TD launched the FPAI, a new trade association founded to further the interests of stakeholders involved in the rapidly evolving Irish FinTech sector.   FinTech (financial technology) is the term used to...

  • Independence of ODPC called into question

    Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) intend to serve legal proceedings on the Government in the coming days, claiming that the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has acted in breach of EU law by failing to ensure that the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) exercises her role independently. Th...

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