Research reports

Examining Nutrition Surveillance on the island of Ireland

Date: October, 2012. This report outlines recent and current activities contributing to nutrition surveillance on IOI and makes recommendations for the future.

MSG usage in the ethnic food catering industry

Date: October, 2012. safefood has carried out a survey of MSG use in Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurants and take-away outlets in Cork and Belfast.

What's in your Chinese Takeaway?

Date: October, 2012. The aim of this report is to provide a snapshot of the nutritional composition of a sample of Chinese meals purchased from a selection of Chinese takeaway outlets on the island of Ireland.

Consumer Focused Review of the Chicken Food Chain

Date: September, 2012. This review found that chicken is now a key protein source for many consumers on the island of Ireland with eight out of ten adults now eating chicken every week. (Updated 2012)

What's in that bun?

Date: July, 2012. The aim of this report is to provide a snapshot of the nutritional composition of a sample of cooked burgers purchased from a selection of takeaway outlets and takeaway vans on the IOI.

Food Behaviours

Date: June 2012. The primary aim of this report is to inform the research, policies and practices of all those working towards changing consumer food safety and dietary behaviour on the island of Ireland.

Infectious Intestinal Diseases on the Island of Ireland

Date: May, 2012. This report has examined four bacterial infections that frequently cause IID on the island of Ireland (IOI).

Consumer Focused Review of the Finfish Food Chain

Date: May 2012. As a considerable period of time has passed since our Consumer Focused Reviews were published, safefood wishes to revisit each of these in order to update their content.

Pizza - What's in that box?

Date: February 2012. The research is the latest in a series of reviews of takeaway foods and continues safefood’s work in helping consumers make more informed choices when eating food that is prepared outside the home.

Food on a low income

Date: October 2011. This research adds further insight into people’s experience of food on a low income and it informs both policy and community based programmes such as community food initiatives and awareness campaigns.

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