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FSAI

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is the single, regulatory authority with responsibility for the enforcement of food safety legislation in Ireland.


Food law in Ireland dates back to the early 1800’s and has been continually augmented and amended over the years. Today, most if not all of our national food legislation derives from Ireland’s membership of the European Union. The negotiation of these laws and the responsibility to give legal effect to the decisions, directives and regulations agreed in Brussels rests with several Government Departments. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is the single, regulatory authority with responsibility for the enforcement of food safety legislation in Ireland.

The FSAI's website contains a vast repository of information on Food law along with a useful library of Guidance Notes and implementation guides. Food operators are recommended to visit the FSAI website for the latest information on legislation, food safety audits, recalls, training and more.