2008

A quarter of people risk health when food shopping

Monday 9 June, 2008. A survey released today by the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland (FSANI) and safefood to mark National Food Safety Week (9 June - 13 June 2008) revealed that a quarter (24%) of people in Northern Ireland risk food poisoning when doing their grocery shopping.

Campaign launched to tackle obesity across the island of Ireland showing how littlesteps can lead to a healthier future- NI Release

17 June, 2008. Today, safefood, the Health Promotion Agency NI and the Health Service Executive launched a campaign aimed at tackling the serious problem of obesity across the island of Ireland.

Children need to increase their consumption of leaner cuts of pork

24 November, 2008. A review of the pork food chain on the island of Ireland has revealed that children need to increase their consumption of lean, fresh pork, as currently too much of their pork intake is from processed varieties.

Consumers..., if in doubt, speak out - NI release

24 March, 2008. Earlier today, safefood launched the second phase of its public awareness campaign designed to educate consumers about their rights with regard to food hygiene standards when eating outside the home and called on consumers to speak out if they are not satisfied.

Consumers..., if in doubt, speak out - ROI release

24 March, 2008. Earlier today, safefood launched the second phase of its public awareness campaign designed to educate consumers about their rights with regard to food hygiene standards when eating outside the home and called on consumers to speak out if they are not satisfied.

Food supplements do not replace a healthy diet

13 March, 2008 safefood in collaboration with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland has launched a new guide to food supplements.

Food supplements do not replace a healthy diet - NI release

13 March, 2008 safefood in collaboration with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland has launched a new guide to food supplements.

Food supplements do not replace a healthy diet - ROI release

17 April, 2008. Following recent research that suggested taking some antioxidant supplements could increase the risk of early death, safefood is reiterating its advice to consumers that food supplements do not replace a healthy diet.

Irish adults eating the wrong quantities of beef

03 March, 2008. A review of the beef food chain on the island of Ireland has revealed that men are eating too much beef and that women are eating too little.

Irish pork product recall - Update on beef

8 December, 2008. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has advised that preliminary tests have shown the presence of marker PCBs in a number of beef samples tested.

Irish women are not drinking enough milk

21 April, 2008. A review of the milk supply chain on the island of Ireland has revealed that young women and teenage girls should increase their consumption of milk to improve their calcium intake.

Major campaign launched to tackle obesity across the island of Ireland shows how little steps can lead to a healthier furture

Monday, 16 June. the Health Service Executive and safefood in collaboration with the Health Promotion Agency, Northern Ireland launched a major campaign aimed at tackling the serious problem of obesity across the island of Ireland.

New Advisory Board appointed to safefood

1 February, 2008. A new Advisory Board has been appointed to safefood, the all-island agency promoting food safety and nutrition messages.

New CD Rom appeals to children’s appetites

21 November, 2008. Earlier today, safefood and West Cork LEADER Co-operative launched Taste Buds, a new interactive education resource for eight to ten year olds.

New guidelines on preparing bottle feeds for babies

18, January 2008. safefood and the Health Service Executive (HSE) have launched a new publication on how to prepare a baby’s bottle feed safely. Entitled ‘How to prepare your baby’s bottle feed’, the resource consists of a booklet and practical 10-step poster.

New research reveals 52% of people do not wash the chopping board after preparing raw meat - NI

Tuesday 1 July, 2007. safefood has teamed up with Award winning chef Neven Maguire to encourage consumers to follow good food safety practices when preparing and cooking food.

New research reveals social stresses have a major influence on what people eat

5 November, 2008. safefood research has revealed that social stresses which are part of daily life for many people from low socio-economic backgrounds are a major contributor to an unhealthy diet.

New safefood research reveals that nearly half of people think they are a bit fat - NI release

1 May, 2008. safefood launches Weigh2Live website to help people lose weight without yo-yo dieting.

New safefood research reveals that nearly half of people think they are a bit fat- ROI release

1 May, 2008. safefood launches Weigh2Live website to help people lose weight without yo-yo dieting.

New safefood study highlights the economic impact of gastroenteritis

1 Apri,l 2008. A new safefood study – The Economic Impact of Gastroenteritis on the Island of Ireland has revealed the total burden of gastroenteritis on the economy for the island of Ireland is estimated at over €135 million per annum.

New safefood study shows the impact of Gastroenteritis on Northern Ireland’s economy

1 April, 2008. A new safefood study – The Economic Impact of Gastroenteritis on the Island of Ireland - has revealed that Gastroenteritis costs Northern Ireland’s economy more than £22million each year.

Northern Ireland adults eating the wrong quantities of beef

3 March, 2008. A review of the beef food chain on the island of Ireland has revealed that men are eating too much beef and that women are eating too little.

One third of all infectious diseases are transmissable through food

14 May, 2008. safefood has launched a new study into Infectious Intestinal Disease (IID) which will be the first in the world to use comprehensive DNA fingerprinting to estimate the level of foodborne infections.

Pregnant women urged to be extra vigilant when choosing food options

21 July, 2008. Earlier today, safefood and the HPSC urged pregnant women to be extra vigilant when consuming certain types of food and issued advice on how to avoid the risk of listeriosis.

safefood encourages consumers to Speak Out!

27 October, 2008. safefood is launching a public awareness campaign designed to encourage consumers to speak out if they are not satisfied with hygiene standards when eating out.

safefood encourages consumers to Speak Out! (NI)

27 October, 2008. safefood is launching a public awareness campaign designed to encourage consumers to speak out if they are not satisfied with hygiene standards when eating out.

safefood launches new collaborative study into infectious intestinal disease

14 May, 2008. safefood has launched a new collaborative study into Infectious Intestinal Disease (IID) at the All-island Infectious Intestinal Disease Conference currently taking place at Clontarf Castle in Dublin.

safefood research shows more consumers checking salt content on food labels - ROI

24 January, 2008. To mark National Salt Awareness Week (January 28 to February 3), safefood is reminding parents of ways to reduce the whole family’s salt intake.

safefood research shows more consumers seeking salt content on food labels - NI

24 January, 2008. To mark National Salt Awareness Week (January 28th to February 3rd), safefood is reminding parents of ways to reduce the whole family’s salt intake.

safefood welcomes the publication of new Broadcasting Bill

14 May, 2008 safefood welcomes the publication of the new Broadcasting Bill announced today and looks forward to the introduction of the proposed new codes to further restrict unhealthy food advertising to children.

safefood works with environmental health officers and the catering industry to address food allergy hazard - ROI

Thursday, 30 October. safefood is hosting a one day conference to launch a comprehensive training initiative to help protect consumers who suffer from a food allergy.

safefood works with environmental health officers and the catering industry to address food allergy hazard - NI

Thursday 30, October. safefood is hosting a one day conference to launch a comprehensive training initiative to help protect consumers who suffer from a food allergy.

safefood Young Scientist cleans up

18 January, 2008. Emma Hennessy, a student of Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare was named winner of the prestigious safefood award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Statement - Update on beef

19 December, 2008. safefood would like to reassure consumers that Irish beef and beef products are safe to eat. The affected cattle have been identified through industry traceability systems and will not enter the food chain.

'Strictly yum dancing' at Balmoral show

Wednesday, 14 May 2008. ‘Strictly Yum Dancing’ - an energetic and fun initiative which highlights healthy eating and food hygiene messages will once again take to the stage at the Balmoral show.

The tastiest turkey is just a mouse click or SMS away - NI

12 December, 2008. safefood has teamed up with award-winning chef, Neven Maguire to launch new turkey cooking guidelines for electric, fan assisted ovens to produce the safest and tastiest turkey this Christmas.

The tastiest turkey is just a mouse click or SMS away - ROI

9 December, 2008. safefood has teamed up with Award winning chef, Neven Maguire to launch new turkey cooking guidelines for electric, fan assisted ovens to produce the safest and tastiest turkey this Christmas.

Women in Northern Ireland are not drinking enough milk

21 April, 2008. A review of the milk supply chain on the island of Ireland has revealed that young women and teenage girls should increase their consumption of milk to improve their calcium intake.

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