Advice not to be taken with a grain of salt

25 May, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board launched a campaign today, Wednesday 25th May 2005, outlining the need to reduce salt intake.

Animals to teach serious health lessons at Balmoral

6 May, 2005. As the main attraction at the safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, and Food Standard Agency’s joint stand, life size model animals will be used to show visitors of all ages the importance of handwashing after contact with animals.

Avian flu and food safety - safefood response

17 October, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, advises consumers that the outbreaks of avian (bird) flu in Romania and Turkey do not pose a food safety risk.

Businesses awarded for excellence in hygiene and food safety

12 October, 2005. Mayo based bakers, O’Hara’s of Foxford, picked up the Overall Winner ‘National Hygiene and Food Safety Award’ at the EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) Quality and Excellence Awards 2005.

Don't wash your bird

7 December, 2008. Earlier today, safefood issued food safety advice urging consumers not to wash the bird before placing it in the oven. The practice of washing or rinsing poultry under the tap is likely to lead to increased risk of the spread of germs in the kitchen.

Eating at home a risky business

17 May, 2005. Research findings presented at a conference in UCD earlier today found that many households in Ireland are at risk because of poor food safety knowledge and practices in the home.

safefood campaign safeguards children’s long-term health

2 December, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board will launch a new advertising campaign this week, aimed at encouraging parents to prevent long term health problems developing in their children by reducing the amount of treat foods in their children’s diet. 

Leading scientist affirms link between salt intake and heart disease

18 October, 2005. At a meeting in Dublin today Leading Irish epidemiologist, Professor Ivan Perry, outlined the need for Irish salt intake to halve over the next 5-7 years to prevent a substantial number of deaths from heart disease and related conditions.

New GP study highlights the burden of acute gastroenteritis to general practice

19, January 2005. A Survey of General Practitioners’ has revealed that acute infectious gastroenteritis (GE) is one of the most common conditions seen by GP’s on the island of Ireland.

safefood announces all-island forum to deliver harmonisation of food safety systems on island of Ireland

12 April. 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board issued a report today, Tuesday, 12th April highlighting the need for a complete and efficient food safety system on the Island of Ireland.


safefood hosts seminar on illegal use of growth promoters

7 March, 2005. Representatives from the veterinary enforcement and laboratory sections of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland and the Department of Agriculture and Food in the Republic of Ireland will meet tomorrow.

safefood tackles treats to protect children's health in the future

21 November, 2005. A new campaign developed by safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, has been launched to encourage parents to reduce the amount of treat foods in their child’s diet to prevent long-term health problems for their children.


safefood urges parents to cut down on lunch time treats to help reverse increasing childhood obesity levels in Ireland

7 November, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, has issued advice urging parents to do their homework on nutritional lunches for Irish children.

School children encouraged to wise up to food labels- NI launch

20 September, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, has today launched a new food labelling resource for school children in Northern Ireland.

Statement from safefood, the food safety promotion board, in relation to the report from the national taskforce on obesity

16 May, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board strongly welcomes the comprehensive report which has been prepared by the National Taskforce on Obesity.

Students clean up with safefood

9 March, 2005. A number of Irish students will be cleaning up this year, courtesy of safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board.

Study reveals good level of food hygiene knowledge and practices in restaurants but cautions with room for improvement

12 August, 2005. The results of a new study titled, ‘Food Safety Knowledge, Microbiology and Refrigeration Temperatures in Restaurant Kitchens in the island of Ireland’ were presented at a conference held in Teagasc, the National Food Centre earlier today.

Wising up to the latest labels

21 April, 2005. safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board launched a new food labelling resource earlier today, Thursday, 21st April. Targeting 13-15 year olds, the programme aims to teach young people how to read and understand labels.

Young people connecting healthy eating to dieting

27 October, 2005. Young people the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are equating healthy eating with dieting and weight loss. Foods are being classified as simply ‘good’ and ‘bad’, indicating little understanding of the need for a lifestyle where moderation and exercise are also important.

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