Research reports

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.

Body weight and eating habits in 5-12 year old Irish children

Date: May 2011. A shared goal of safefood and the Health Service Executive (HSE) is to improve the health of the Irish population.

Survey of salt levels in soup in catering establishments on the island of Ireland

Date: March 2011. The aim of this survey was to provide a snap shot of the salt content of soup from a range of catering outlets on the island.

Hold the gluten!

Date: December 2010. This project was designed to assess awareness of coeliac condition and to highlight the importance of providing gluten-free food.

Salt: Hard to shake

Date: October 2010. Dietary salt intakes are well in excess of nutritional requirements in most countries worldwide.

Food Values Pilot Programme Evaluation

Date: August 2010. Food Values is a short programme showing how to get better nutritional value for money when shopping for food.

The Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

Date: April 2010. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) associated with the food chain is currently a subject of major interest to many food chain stakeholders.


Salmonella in pork on the island of Ireland

Date: 2010. A study was carried out on the occurrence of Salmonella on pork on the island of Ireland and an assessment of the risk factors contributing to its transmission.

Consumer knowledge and practice in relation to drinks for children and young people

Date: August 2009. Parents and teenagers had a good idea of which drinks were healthier than others, but most did not count drinks as part of their daily food consumption. Calories from drinks are therefore invisible to them.

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