Research reports

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.

Nutritional content of chicken & potato products in deli counters and takeaway outlets

Date: August 2009. This survey provides a snap shot of the nutritional content of potato and chicken products sold in fast food and convenience outlets across the island of Ireland.

 

Where does our food come from?

Date: July 2009. A large proportion of consumers expressed concern about imported foods, particularly those from outside of the EU.

Consumer knowledge, attitudes and beliefs around the nutritional content of smoothies

Date: February 2009. Dietary guidelines recommend that we eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables every day, and consumers are increasingly using smoothies as a way to achieve this. 

Food and nutrient intake and attitudes

Date: 2009. The factors driving this association with poorer health among disadvantaged groups have been extensively investigated and include economic, ecological, psycho-social and structural factors.

Tackling Food Poverty

Date: 2009. The report summarises the evaluation of the Decent Food for All (DFfA) intervention that was delivered by the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone (ADHAZ) Partnership.

Consumer Focused Review of the Pork Supply Chain

Date: November 2008. Pig meat production was valued at €290 (£198) million ROI in 2007 & valued at £190 (€280) million NI in 2006.

A Review of the Milk Supply Chain

Date: April 2008. The milk review revealed that young women and teenage girls should increase their consumption of milk to improve their calcium intake.

A Review of the Beef Food Chain

Date: February 2008. This review of the beef food chain revealed that men are eating too much beef and women are eating too little.

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