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About the Association

The Food Safety Professionals Association was set up in 2007 with the intention of bringing together the best independent food safety/hygiene professionals operating on the island of Ireland in an attempt to nurture and improve the standards of food safety advice and training available to the Hospitality, Catering, retail and Industrial sectors in Ireland...Read more ›

Types of Membership

There are three categories of members.

Full membership is limited to individuals whose main employment is in a capacity typically associated with educational and consulting activities and who can demonstrate a high level of competence in and knowledge of The Food Service and Hospitality Industry and Food Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail...Read more ›

Benefits of Membership

  • Profile page on www.fspa.ie
  • Access to the resources of the FSPA.
  • Opportunity to network with peers.
  • Continual professional development.
  • Business referral between members.
  • Social interaction between fellow professionals.

Cookie Policy

This website uses "cookie" technology. A cookie is a small piece of data or a small text file stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our website – our cookies are not available to other websites.  In particular cookies enable us:

  • to measure visitor traffic to our website and their usage patterns
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests
  • to speed up your searches
  • to recognise you when you return to our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Purpose Activated Expires
Initiated by this website
PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. (expires when you close your browser) On visit When you close your browser
Initiated by Google Analytics | Read More
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 30 Minutes
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit On visit When you close your browser
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. On visit 10 Minutes
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 6 Months
Initiated by Google Analytics | Read More
_ga Used to distinguish users. On visit After 2 Years
_gat Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 30 Minutes
_gid Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named On visit 1 minute
gwcc This cookie allows Google to track any call conversions on mobile devices. For example if a customer is clicking a phone number on the contact us page to dial from their mobile device On visit After 3 Months
Initiated by Add This| Read More
loc Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level). On visit 13 Months
mus Unclassified On visit 1 Year
ouid Unclassified On visit 1 Year
uid Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which is owned by Clearspring Technologies, uses the user ID to make it possible for the user to share content across social networks and provide detailed statistics to various providers. On visit 1 Year
uvc Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user. On visit 13 Months
__atuvc AddThis: The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users. On visit 1 Year
__atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service. On visit 2 Years
Initiated by You Tube| Read More
CONSENT YouTube (Google) stores the consent for using third party content in frames On visit When you close your browser
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. On visit When you close your browser
PREF This remembers a user’s Youtube preferences when watching videos on the website. Used for Youtube’s ‘recommended videos’ feature. On visit 243 days
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used to measure the speed of a user’s internet connection to ensure they are receiving a suitable quality when watching video on the website.   243 days
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.   When you close your browser
Initiated by Facebook | Read More
fr This cookie is used by Facebook for advertising purposes On visit 90 days
datr When you create or login to an account on Facebook cookies are stored on your computer in order for you to remain logged in when revisiting Facebook. The Facebook like button on our website is hosted by Facebook and your browser will send this cookie data to Facebook when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Facebook to associate the Facebook like button with your Facebook account. This data is not accessible to us, and is not sent to us by Facebook. More information can be found at Facebook’s privacy policy. On visit  
locale A Facebook cookie that identifies user’s language and country. On visit End of session
reg_ext_ref Contains the external referrer URL from when the browser first visited Facebook On visit End of session
reg_fb_gate Contains the first Facebook page that the web browser visited On visit End of session
reg_fb_ref Contains the last Facebook page that the web browser visited On visit End of session
sb Share on Facebook button On visit 2 years
wd Share on Facebook button On visit 2 years
Initiated by Twitter | Read More
personalization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media. On visit 2 years
tfw_exp This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media. On visit 14 Days
Initiated by Others
DotomiUser Via a unique ID that is used for semantic content analysis, the user's navigation on the website is registered and linked to offline data from surveys and similar registrations to display targeted ads. On visit 1 Year
bkdc Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network. On visit 179 days
bku Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network. On visit 179 days
dtm_test Via a unique ID that is used for semantic content analysis, the user's navigation on the website is registered and linked to offline data from surveys and similar registrations to display targeted ads. On visit 1 Year
woocommerce_cart_hash
woocommerce_items_in_cart
wp_woocommerce_session_
To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies: The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.    
cf-cookie-banner Used for many WordPress functions and for plugins to work as required. On visit End of session
1P_JAR Used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates. On visit 1 week
CONSENT These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. On visit 1 Year
NID These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information while viewing the pages with Google maps on them. On visit 1 Year
lang Remembers the user's selected language version of a website On visit End of session
Initiated by GOOGLE | Read More
1P_JAR Used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates. On visit 1 week
APISID This cookie is used by YouTube as part of their embedded functions on other websites On visit 2 Years
CONSENT These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. On visit 1 Year
HSID ‘SID’ and ‘HSID’ which contain digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. The combination of these two cookies allows us to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms that you complete on web pages. On visit 2 Years
NID These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information while viewing the pages with Google maps on them. On visit 1 Year
OTZ Google analytics cookie used for website traffic info On visit 1 Month
SAPISID enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube On visit 2 Years
SID ‘SID’ and ‘HSID’ which contain digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time. The combination of these two cookies allows us to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms that you complete on web pages. On visit End of session
SIDCC Security cookie to protect users data from unauthorised access On visit  
SSID This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website On visit End of session
Initiated by TRIP ADVISOR | Read More
PMC The home page of this website contains a third party trip advisor plugin. You can find out more about these third party cookies from TripAdvisor.    
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ServerPool    
TACds    
TART    
TASSK    
TASession    
TATravelInfo    
TAUD    
TAUnique    
sa_dmp_synced    
st_browser_id    

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