The HSE said it is working to implement guidelines in hospitals to address food waste.
Johnson attended a dinner with the DUP last night, but claimed to be impartial in Stormont talks.
These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.
Of the 279 assaults, 249 were on nurses and midwives.
Some 756,000 ballot papers were expected to be recounted, before the party withdrew its request.
Northern Ireland has been without an Executive since January 2017.
The Galway West TD said he was surprised to hear Micheál Martin had signed up to another 12 months of the confidence and supply deal.