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Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998.

Country/Territory
Ireland
Document type
Legislation
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland or údarás sábháilteachta bia na héireann and to define its functions and to amend the Radiological Protection Act, 1991, and to provide for related matters.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Institution Policy/planning
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

There shall stand established on the establishment day a body to be known as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, or in the Irish language as Údarás Sábháilteachta Biana hÉireann, to perform the functions assigned to it by this Act. The Authority shall be a body corporate (sect. 9). The principal function of the Authority shall be to take all reasonable steps to ensure that: (a) food produced in the State, whether or not distributed or marketed in the State, and (b) food distributed or marketed in the State, meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene reasonably available and it shall, in particular, take all reasonable steps to ensure that such food complies: (i) with food legislation in respect of food safety and hygiene standards, or (ii) where appropriate, with the provisions of generally recognised standards or codes of good practice aimed at ensuring the achievement of high standards of food hygiene and food safety. ) In order to achieve the highest level of protection reasonably available in the interests of public health and consumer protection, the Authority shall promote, encourage and foster at all stages of food production, from primary production through to final use by the consumer, the establishment and maintenance of high standards of food hygiene and safety (sect. 12). For the purposes of section 12 the Authority may, by itself or with such representatives of particular food business groups or organizations as it considers appropriate, establish food safety assurance schemes" for the protection of consumer interests. (sect. 13).

Full text
English
Website
www.bailii.org

References - Legislation

Implemented by

European Communities (Imposing Special Conditions on the Import of Figs, Hazelnuts and Pistachios and Certain Products Derived Thereof Originating in or Consigned from Turkey) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. No. 79 of 2002).

Legislation | Ireland | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Fruits/edible nuts, Residues, International trade, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Dietary Foods for Special Medical Purposes) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 64 of 2001).

Legislation | Ireland | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Standards, Food additives, Special dietary uses

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Extraction Solvents in Foodstuffs and Food Ingredients) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 141 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Toxicity/poisoning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Health (Country of Origin of Beef) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 307 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Meat, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Foods Intended for Use in Energy-Restricted Diets for Weight Reduction) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 784 of 2007).

Legislation | Ireland | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Special dietary uses, Packaging/labelling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Processed Cereal-Based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 776 of 2007).

Legislation | Ireland | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Breastfeeding/infant food, Packaging/labelling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (General Food Law) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 747 of 2007).

Legislation | Ireland | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 58 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 369 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Standards, Inspection, Codex Alimentarius, Processing/handling, Registration, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Infant Formulae and Follow-On Formulae) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 242 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Breastfeeding/infant food, Food additives, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Processed Cereal-Based Foods and Baby Foods for Infants and Young Children) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 433 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Breastfeeding/infant food, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Dietary Foods For Special Medical Purposes) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 187 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Special dietary uses, Classification/declassification, Standards, Breastfeeding/infant food, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Purity Criteria On Food Additives Other Than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 277 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Certain Contaminants in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No. 218 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Special Conditions Governing the Import of Certain Food from Certain Third Countries Due to Contamination Risk by Aflatoxins) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 250 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Institution, Toxicity/poisoning, International trade, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Genetically Modified Foodstuffs) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 268 of 2013).

Legislation | Ireland | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, GMO, Institution, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Internal trade, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Official Controls on the Import of Food of Non-Animal Origin for Pesticide Residues) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 426 of 2011).

Legislation | Ireland | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Residues, Inspection, International trade, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Special Conditions Governing the Import of Certain Foodstuffs from Certain Third Countries Due to Contamination Risk by Aflatoxins) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 650 of 2011).

Legislation | Ireland | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Toxicity/poisoning, International trade, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Food Intended for Infants and Young Children, Food for Special Medical Purposes, and Total Diet Replacement for Weight Control) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 425 of 2019).

Legislation | Ireland | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Special dietary uses, Classification/declassification, Standards, Packaging/labelling, Breastfeeding/infant food, Food additives, Residues, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 735 of 2003).

Legislation | Ireland | 2003

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998 (Amendment of First and Second Schedules) Order, 2002 (S.I. No. 580 of 2002).

Legislation | Ireland | 2002

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First and Second Schedules) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 839 of 2007).

Legislation | Ireland | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First and Second Schedules) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 320 of 2006).

Legislation | Ireland | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 827 of 2005).

Legislation | Ireland | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 494 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 210 of 2004).

Legislation | Ireland | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of the First and Second Schedules)(No. 1) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 184 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First and Second Schedules) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 390 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 346 of 2012).

Legislation | Ireland | 2012

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 568 of 2018).

Legislation | Ireland | 2018

Keyword: Institution, Ecological production/organic production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First and Second Schedules) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 724 of 2011).

Legislation | Ireland | 2011

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First and Second Schedules) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 107 of 2017).

Legislation | Ireland | 2017

Keyword: Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 173 of 2020).

Legislation | Ireland | 2020

Keyword: Public health, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX