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Food Safety Authority Of Ireland Launches Free Learning Portal

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Food Safety Authority Of Ireland Launches Free Learning Portal

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) announced the launch of its new learning portal this week, designed to train businesses in safety and hygiene.

The easy-to-navigate platform aims to consolidate best-in-class compliance training content and resources on food and hygiene.

As a desktop- and mobile-compatible portal, the new development will easily strengthen knowledge and supplement the safety training provided by food businesses to their staff.

Now available to 51,000 food businesses, the FSAI’s learning portal is free to use and offers an array of specialised content, to help keep businesses astride of the latest food safety requirements.

The materials can be easily incorporated into food safety courses or staff meetings, or used for self-directed learning, wherein individuals can examine the material at their own pace.


Developed to assist in building compliance, it includes e-learning modules, webinars, and short and explanatory videos.

Primary content areas covered on the portal include food safety culture, food safety controls in Ireland, why food safety matters, and product recall.

‘Ongoing Training Is Essential’

Speaking about the resource, the chief executive of the FSAI, Dr Pamela Byrne, said, “The launch of the learning portal underscores our commitment to ensuring the highest level of food safety standards are achieved across Ireland.

“It is imperative that all food businesses recognise the importance of food safety training, and the consequences if their staff are not properly trained.

“Untrained staff can lead to serious non-compliances, which can put consumers’ health at risk.


“It is the food business’s legal requirement to ensure the food they are producing, selling or distributing is safe to eat.

“We believe ongoing training and development is an essential component of every food business.

“I strongly encourage all food businesses across the country to avail of this free resource, to assist in creating an ongoing positive culture of food safety compliance in their business.”

The FSAI calls on all food businesses and relevant professionals to access the new portal, available now on its website:

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