Putting food safety first with FSAI

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today launched a new system to allow Food Business Operators to notify the FSAI of the placement of certain types of products onto the Irish marketplace.


The new system allows FSAI to assess compliance of new foodstuffs against European regulations for food labelling, maximum levels of vitamins and minerals, banned substances, and other laws.

The solution was designed and developed by Dovetail to simplify the complex workflows that are required to assess a notification. It provides for regulation checks for Foods for Special Medical Purposes, Infant Food, Follow-on Food, and Supplements, and it will be extended in the future for other regulations.

The system is used by FSAI staff, Environmental Health Officers and Food Business Operators throughout the country.

Clear skies for World Rugby travel coordinators

Organising group travel can be a tortuous affair. But when you have to do it as much as World Rugby does, it becomes a major undertaking.

As from today, life is a bit easier for travel coordinators in World Rugby. They can now use a custom solution we developed to meet their unique requirements.


Dovetail's noble quest

I just came across this quote attributed to Alfred North Whitehead (Mathematician and philosopher. 1861 - 1947)

Alfred North Whitehead

"It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments."

I really like this. The emphasis is mine by the way.

Firstly, it graphically establishes the basis on which Larry Wall (a famous programmer) thinks laziness is a virtue in developers.

Secondly, Dovetail automates important business processes for its clients. Based on this, can we claim to be advancing human civilization no less, every single day? I like the sound of that! :)

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