2013

How fruit drinks and cordials could be contributing to childhood obesity

02 December, 2013. safefood comparison finds that children’s fruit drinks are often as high in sugar as fizzy varieties.

Local students named regional winners in 'boosting breakfast' competition

25 November, 2013. Six primary school students from across Northern Ireland have been named as Regional winners in the ‘Boosting Breakfast’ t-shirt slogan competition.

safefood research reveals how consumers make food choices outside the home

19 November, 2013. Two new reports investigate consumers’ likelihood to chooose healthy food when eating out and shopping for groceries.

safefood launches campaign to take on childhood obesity

21 October, 2013. New public health drive to help parents reduce risk of overweight among children.

safefood urges consumers to increase intake of fruit and vegetables

11 October, 2013. Review reveals despite increased consumer knowledge of "five a day", intake of fruit and vegetables remains low.

Deadline fast approaches for the ‘Boosting Breakfast’ t-shirt slogan competition

03 October, 2013. Celebrity chef Paula McIntyre is challenging local primary school pupils to start the day the healthy way as the entry deadline fast approaches for the ‘Boosting Breakfast’ t-shirt slogan competition.

Students encouraged to start the day the healthy way

11 Spetember, 2013. safefood and the Public Health Agency today challenged local primary school pupils to start the day the healthy way with the launch of its "Boosting Breakfast" t-shirt slogan competition.

safefood is inviting tenders for research projects

30 August, 2013. To support our knowledge base, we would like to invite applications for specific research projects in the following subject areas:

Advice for consumers in relation to Hepatitis A outbreak and frozen, imported berries.

19 July, 2013. safefood would like to remind consumers that as a precaution, frozen, imported berries such as blueberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackberries and strawberries should be boiled for at least one minute before consumption.

The food ‘sniff test’ could be putting consumers at risk of food poisoning

10 June, 2013. Food Safety Week urges consumers to dispel food safety myths.

'Healthy' foods may put on more weight

17 May, 2013. Foods marketed as "healthier" are seen by consumers as a licence to overeat and may actually lead in time to weight gain.

Tender Invite: Evaluation of the 2013-2015 Community Food Initiatives

07 May, 2013. safefood invites tenders from suitable parties to coordinate the programme level evaluation for the Community Food Initiatives programme 2013-2015.

7 golden rules for a safe barbeque

03 May, 2013. An evening alfresco should bring memories of friends, family and food, not tummy bugs! Here are 7 golden rules from safefood for how to get it right every time.

New funding awarded to Community Food Initiatives across the island of Ireland to help tackle food poverty

11 April, 2013. safefood to fund community food projects over 3 years.

safefood Operation Transformation roadshow to visit Blanchardstown

13 February, 2013. Blanchardstown, Dublin will be the final location for the safefood Operation Transformation nationwide roadshow, which is visiting five locations across Ireland in January and February.

New report reveals over half of parents of overweight children think their children’s weight ‘about right’

11 February, 2013. 1 in 3 adults don’t recognise that they are overweight themselves.

safefood Operation Transformation roadshow to visit Kildare

06 February, 2013. Newbridge in Kildare is the next location for the safefood Operation Transformation roadshow, which is visiting five locations across the Island of Ireland in January and February.

safefood Operation Transformation roadshow to visit Enniskillen

29 January, 2013. Enniskillen is the next location for the safefood Operation Transformation roadshow, which is visiting five locations across the Island of Ireland in January and February.

Students invited to take on their takeaway in schools cookery competition

21 January, 2013. Take Away My Way is a fun competition which challenges post primary students to take on their takeaway by cooking a healthier version of their favourite takeaway dish.

safefood advises consumers are not at risk from presence of horse or pig DNA in beef products

16 January, 2013. The presence of horse or pig DNA in beef products is a food quality issue and there is no food safety risk associated with these products.

safefood Operation Transformation roadshow to visit Limerick

14 January, 2013. Limerick is the second location for the safefood Operation Transformation roadshow this Saturday 26 at the Crescent Shopping Centre from 12pm to 3.30pm.

safefood and Operation Transformation get the show on the road this week

14 January, 2013. Roadshows to provide advice on healthy eating and being active.

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