Research reports

What is the cost of a healthy food basket in Northern Ireland in 2016?

Date: September, 2016. The cost of food and the amount of available income are key determinants of access to a healthy diet.

Assessment of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in meat production systems

Date: August, 2016. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of E. coli resistant to three key classes of antimicrobials in raw meat.

Provenance confirmation of farmhouse cheeses produced on the island of Ireland

Date: June, 2016. A provenance verification scheme is needed for cheeses produced on the island of Ireland.

Energy drinks in Ireland – a review

Date: March, 2016. Caffeine is the main active ingredient in energy drinks and so it is the focus of this report.

What's in your Indian Takeaway?

Date: September, 2015. The aim of this survey is to provide a snapshot of the nutritional composition of a sample of popular takeaway Indian meals.

What’s in your favourite wraps?

Date: September, 2015. Looks at the nutritional content of a popular and convenient "on-the-go" food, the wrap, and sheds light on whether it is a healthy option.

A study of domestic fridges on the island of Ireland

Date: August, 2015. Temperature control, design and consumer practices.

How clean is your dishcloth?

Date: July, 2015. Investigating the types, and microbiological status, of “in-use” dishcloths by collecting equal numbers from households on the island of Ireland.

Research portfolio

Date: July, 2015. A bank of information on the research projects that safefood has commissioned since 2006 across key subject areas.

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