2009

safefood at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Visit the safefood stand at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology and Exhibition 2009 in the RDS, Dublin  on the 8th, 9th & 10th of January.

A sweet win for safefood Young Scientists

Monday, 19 January 2009. Rachel Clancy, Hannah O’Byrne and Sarah Deegan, 16 year old students from Loreto College Foxrock, Dublin, were named winners of this year’s prestigious safefood award at the recent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Response to European Food Safety Authority

12 February, 2009. In response to European Food Safety Authority opinion on two ingredients commonly used in some energy drinks released on Thursday 12th February 2009, safefood wishes to make the following statement:

Proud sponsor of new Junior Chefs' Academy

Thursday 5 February, 2009. The Junior Chefs' Academy aims to bridge the gap between school children aged between 12-16 with those in further education and the catering and hospitality industry.

Latest news on folic acid

Folic acid is a B vitamin found in some foods as well as in supplement form. It’s recommended that women of childbearing age who are sexually active take a daily supplement of folic acid to prevent possible neural tube defects (NTD’s) in their baby.

New safefood report highlights consumer confusion over smoothies

23 March, 2009. A new report into consumer attitudes to smoothies has revealed that 74% of smoothie drinkers overestimate their nutritional benefit and assume they contribute more than one portion of fruit and vegetables a day.

New safefood report highlights consumer confusion over smoothies- NI

23 March, 2009. A new report into consumer attitudes to smoothies has revealed that 69% of smoothie drinkers in Northern Ireland overestimate their nutritional benefit and assume they contribute more than one portion of fruit and vegetables a day.

Community Food Initiatives Funding

Healthy Food for All and safefood are establishing a demonstration programme on Community Food Initiatives and are looking for funding applications from eligible groups and organisations.

Parents are making positive changes

Monday, 30 March 2009. Research conducted by safefood and HSE for the ‘Little Steps’ campaign, suggests that parents in Northern Ireland are making positive changes to their children’s diet and physical activity levels.

School kids meet Suzie Moo

The safefood ‘Suzie Moo’ leaflet and poster advises on hygiene and safety for primary school children when visiting open farms, petting farms or zoos, and if animals visit their schools.

Swine flu is not a food safety risk

27 April, 2009. safefood would like to reassure consumers that pork and pork products on the island of Ireland are safe to eat.

Suzie Moo hoofs it to the Balmoral Show

Wednesday, 13 May 2009. ‘Suzie Moo’, the cartoon cow who knows all about good food safety, is making tracks to this year’s Balmoral Show to remind consumers about the importance of washing hands and good food hygiene.

Healthy Food for All is recruiting

Healthy Food for All (HFfA) is currently seeking a Development Worker to coordinate its Demonstration Programme of Community Food Initiatives.

safefood reminds consumers of the steps to safe barbecues

Thursday 28 May, 2009. safefood is reminding consumers to follow good food safety practice when cooking food on barbecues over the summer months as new research reveals that one in five people do not know how to check if their burgers, sausages or chicken are cooked properly.

41% risk food poisoning from eating foods after ‘use-by’ date

June 8, 2009. 41% of Northern Ireland’s over 60s put their health at risk by not checking the ‘use by’ date on food labels according to a survey released today by safefood and the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland (FSANI).

Scoil Phadraigh Naofa winners of Taste Buds draw

1 July, 2009. Congratulations to Scoil Phadraigh Naofa in Athy, Co. Kildare, winners of our Taste Buds draw for an interactive white board.

New safefood campaign warns consumers of food hygiene dangers in the home

July 13, 2009. safefood today launches a new advertising campaign to highlight common and widespread poor food hygiene practices in the home as new research reveals that in a test environment 84% of people did not thoroughly wash their hands after handling raw chicken.

Effective communications must become a priority in tackling obesity

14 July, 2009. safefood and the All-island Obesity Action Forum recently hosted a workshop, “Communicating to make a Difference”, which looked at communication challenges facing organisations in relation to obesity and showcased best practice processes.

Effective communications must become a priority in tackling obesity (NI)

14 July, 2009. safefood and the All-island Obesity Action Forum recently hosted a workshop, “Communicating to make a Difference”, which looked at communication challenges facing organisations in relation to obesity and showcased best practice processes.

safefood reminds consumers of the steps to safe barbecues

24 July, 2009. safefood is encouraging consumers to think about food safety when cooking food on barbecues over the summer months.

Over half of consumers concerned about food imports

30 July, 2009. A new review of imported foods on the island of Ireland has revealed that 54% of consumers are concerned about imported foods from non-European Union (EU) countries.

Statement - Processed meat

Following media reports that ham sandwiches should not be included in children’s lunchboxes, safefood would like to reassure consumers that ham can be included on the lunch menu on occasion.

New report highlights role of drinks in daily calorie intake

25 August, 2009. A new report which gives insights into what parents of young children and teenagers themselves think about drinks has revealed that parents do not count drinks as part of their children’s daily food consumption.

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland Product Recall

5 September, 2009. Advice for consumers in relation to the recall of SuperValu and Centra ham products due to the possible presence of Listeria.

H1N1 in pigs: no risk to food safety

30 September, 2009. safefood would like to reassure consumers that pork and pork products on the island of Ireland are safe to eat.

safefood encourages consumers to shake the salt habit

October 5, 2009. safefood today launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to reduce their salt intake.

New research reveals that almost half of consumers find getting everything ready on time for Christmas dinner challenging!

Monday 7 December, 2009. New research commissioned by safefood reveals that almost half of us find the most challenging aspect of Christmas dinner is getting everything ready on time.

New research reveals that over half of consumers in Northern Ireland find getting everything ready on time for Christmas dinner challenging!

Monday 7 December, 2009. New research commissioned by safefood reveals that almost half of us find the most challenging aspect of Christmas dinner is getting everything ready on time.

Free website aims to help people lose weight and put an end to “yo-yo” dieting!

Monday 28 December, 2009. safefood today launched a new advertising campaign for Weigh2Live.eu

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