2006

A recipe for Northern Ireland students to get safefood for life

27 June, 2006. safefood is today launching an exciting educational programme to Northern Ireland post primary schools to create lifelong skills in food safety and hygiene.

All island conference to tackle food bourne disease

17, January 2006. Public health professionals from across the island of Ireland will meet in Belfast this week to look at best practice for the prevention and control of foodborne illnesses such as salmonella and e.coli.

Barriers to consumption of fish highlighted in new report

12 September, 2006. A new review of the fish supply chain on the island of Ireland has revealed that despite a highly regulated industry producing a very nutritious food source, the consumption of fish remains low and barriers to purchasing and eating fish still remain.

Beware the "Medium" burger on the barbecue

29 May, 2006. safefood is urging consumers to be extra vigilant when cooking meats that have been minced, skewered or rolled such as burgers, sausages and kebabs. These types of meats should be thoroughly cooked and never served rare or pink in the middle.

Chicken safe to eat but still needs careful handling

29 March, 2006. A new review of the chicken food chain on the island of Ireland reveals a highly regulated industry, adhering to rigorous international standards. However, consumers still need to ensure that chicken is cooked and handled properly to avoid foodborne illnesses.

"Decent food for all' gives local school children a healthy breakfast

16 October, 2006. ‘Decent Food for All’, a programme managed by Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone and funded by safefood in partnership with the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland, recently invited community groups to participate in a series of ‘open days’.

Handwashing a serious issue for parents

8 May, 2006. Research undertaken by safefood and the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland (FSANI) at last year’s RUAS Balmoral Show indicates that over 90% of parents have to remind their children to wash their hands.

New EU legislation will prevent bogus claims on food

19 May, 2006. safefood welcomes the decision of the EU parliament to introduce tougher legislation regarding what food manufacturers can and cannot say on food packages. 

No human health risk from eating chicken

24 February, 2006. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), reassured Irish consumers that chicken and other poultry are safe to eat.

Nutritionally rich foods are being displaced by nutritionally poor foods says safefood

17 February, 2006. Earlier today, safefood launched a new component to its website to support parents to help improve their children’s diets. Results of the National Children’s Nutrition Survey, conducted by the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance, reveal that almost 20% of calories in children’s diets come from treat foods.

Our everyday foods may not be as 'ordinary' as we think

6 November, 2006. Earlier today safefood launched a new campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of eating everyday foods. The ‘Superfoods’ campaign focuses on encouraging people to eat leaner meat, and increase their intake of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, foods which all have super nutritional properties but often get overlooked.

safefood ad campaign designed to encourage greater intake of ‘Superfoods’

6 November, 2006. safefood will launch a new advertising campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of eating everyday foods.

safefood ad campaign designed to encourage greater intake of ‘Superfoods’- NI

6 November, 2006. safefood will launch a new advertising campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of eating everyday foods.

safefood issues best practice guidelines on nicarbazin residues to poultry producers

16 February, 2006. safefood has issued a practical set of best practice guidelines on Nicarbazin1 residues to over 2,000 poultry producers throughout the island of Ireland. The guidelines have been developed to facilitate the elimination of Nicarbazin residues in poultry products.

safefood reminds consumers to practice food safety

25 July, 2006. As part of its ongoing summer cooking campaign, safefood has teamed up with Australian celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue to urge consumers to be mindful when cooking minced, skewered or rolled meats such as burgers, sausages and kebabs.

safefood 'six weeks to change your taste buds' challenge carried from workplace to home

23 October, 2006. Earlier today, safefood issued the findings of a major at-work salt reduction programme, Six Weeks to Change Your Taste Buds.

safefood 'six weeks to change your taste buds' challenge carried from workplace to home- NI Release

23 October, 2006. Earlier today, safefood issued the findings of a major at-work salt reduction programme, Six Weeks to Change Your Taste Buds. issued the findings of a major at-work salt reduction programme, Six Weeks to Change Your Taste Buds.

safefood young scientist serves up safe food for thought

17 January 2006. Dearbhail O’Crowley, Greystones, Co Wicklow and a student of St Gerard’s School, Bray, proved that Friday the 13th can be lucky for some when she won the coveted safefood award at the Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin.

Safety of artificial food sweetener aspartame reconfirmed

8 May, 2006. safefood has been monitoring developments in relation to the artificial food sweetener aspartame. and in particular recent concerns over the potential carcinogenicity of this substance.

Safety of oily fish during pregnancy

12 October, 2006. safefood has been monitoring press coverage in relation to recent research in the United States (US) on the consumption of oily fish during pregnancy and concerns over the levels of mercury and an association with premature birth.

Six weeks to change your taste buds to help improve your health

9 May 2006. safefood is today announcing the launch of an initiative aimed at encouraging patrons of workplace restaurants to reduce their salt intake. The six week challenge is a programme offering practical tips on how to gradually reduce salt intake in the time it takes your tastebuds to adjust to less salt.

Study identifies Campylobacter in poultry as risk factor for Gastroenteritis in humans

31 January, 2006. Recent research, funded by safefood, has indicated a high occurrence of the food poisoning bacterium, Campylobacter in raw poultry, particularly chicken, with 49.9% of retail samples of raw chicken testing positive for the bacterium.

Tackling childhood food poverty under the spotlight at all-island conference

Thursday 30 November, 2006. safefood is today bringing experts together from across Europe to an all-island conference entitled ‘Tackling Childhood Food Poverty – Practical approaches to food poverty in childhood’.

Wash your hands, not the bird

6 December, 2006. safefood issues seasonal reminder to consumers - As part of its Christmas campaign, safefood issued food safety advice urging consumers NOT to wash their Christmas bird before placing it in the oven.

Wash your hands, not the bird- NI release

23 November, 2006. As part of its Christmas campaign, safefood today joined forces with celebrity chef Jenny Bristow to hold a Christmas cooking ‘masterclass’ urging consumers NOT to wash their Christmas bird before placing it in the oven.

Wash your hands, not the bird- ROI release

6 December, 2006. As part of its Christmas campaign, safefood issued food safety advice urging consumers NOT to wash their Christmas bird before placing it in the oven.

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