Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (349, 350)

Damien English

Question:

349. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form the total number of inspections by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and or the Health Service Executive for checking temperature records/storage facilities/food traceability scales in 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the number of compliant inspections; the number of cases brought and the number of convictions as a result of these cases; if he will outline the total cost of these inspections for each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49359/12]

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Damien English

Question:

350. Deputy Damien English asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form the total number of inspections by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and or the Health Service Executive for the taking and testing of food samples in 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; the number of compliant inspections; the number of cases brought and the number of convictions as a result of these cases; the total cost of these inspections for each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49363/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 349 and 350 together.

The information requested by the deputy is currently being collated by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). I will arrange for the FSAI to contact the deputy directly when this information becomes available.