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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

After a series of triumphant performances by foods from the island of Ireland in the annual Great Taste awards scheme, its British-based organiser is to stage part of 2013's judging in Dublin.

The Guild of Fine Food, the trade body for speciality food & drink retailers and producers, is looking for chefs, deli owners and other food experts to take part in a week of tastings in late April at Bewley's Hotel. They will join teams of judges working in London and the south-west of England to help independently assess around 10,000 food and drink products, to see if they are worthy to carry the influential black and gold Great Taste logo.

Northern Ireland has provided the Great Taste Supreme Champion for the past two years. McCartney's of Moira triumphed in 2011 with its traditional corned beef, and Hannan Meats, also based

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Wednesday, 20th March 2013

FETAC 5 Management of Food Safety and HACCP

Mary Daly & Associates will run FETAC 5 Management of Food Safety & HACCP in Ardkeen Quality Food Store, Waterford on March 25th, 26th and April 2nd and 3rd. Run over 3.5 days this exciting and interactive training session is ideal for small business producers, food business owners and head chefs.

Never has Food Safety been so important! The recent horsemeat crisis has sent shock waves through the Irish food industry & highlighted the importance of proper management of food safety standards to ensure the future economic viability of food businesses. This incident and other food safety alerts have resulted to increased consumer awareness of food safety amongst suppliers & consumers alike.

With over 25 years' experience, Mary Daly & Associates are acknowledged as a leading experts in food safety and are the preferred professionals

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    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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