A safe and delicious Christmas with safefood

10 December, 2012. Some handy tips to ease the stress and help you cook safely this Christmas.

New study reveals the annual cost of overweight and obesity on the island estimated to be €1.64 billion

28 November, 2012. 13 recommendations suggested with urgent action required – issue poses significant threat to health and major challenge for health services.

New campaign urges consumers to check the dates and cut food waste

19 Nov, 2012. 1 in 3 believes ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ mean the same thing.

New research published by safefood reveals extent of food poverty in Ireland

16 Oct, 2012. 10% of people are now living in food poverty.

Statement on new BAI Children's Code

12 Oct, 2012. In response to the announcement by the BAI of new rules to be applied to the advertising of High Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) food and drink to children, safefood has issued the following statement.

Call for expressions of interest for All-island CFI Programme

02 Oct, 2012. Healthy Food for All is calling for Expressions of Interest to participate in the safefood funded all-island Community Food Initiatives (CFI) Programme for 2013-15.

Chinese Takeaway meal for one contains enough food for two people

28 Sept, 2012. Eating a typical Chinese takeaway meal of a starter, main course and egg fried rice can contain much more calories than an adult’s total daily requirement

Public Appointment - Member of Scientific Advisory Committee

18 Sept, 2012. safefood invites applications from individuals who wish to nominate themselves to serve as a member of our Advisory Committee.

Chicken even more popular with consumers but still needs careful handling

10 Sept, 2012. While consumers seem highly aware of the food safety issues around chicken, unsafe practices, such as rinsing chicken under the tap, persist.

Burger meals provide more than your dietary requirements for the day

16 July, 2012. Research also reveals that one third of takeaway ‘kids’ burgers larger than ‘regular’ burgers.

NI households could save £480 a year by making the most of food leftovers

11 June, 2012. Food Safety Week campaign highlights how food waste can be reduced.

Men on island of Ireland less concerned about healthy eating and food safety

07 May, 2012. Report finds men’s health at risk because of their behaviour towards food.

Consumers' food behaviour under spotlight at major international conference

05 June, 2012. The factors that influence people's behaviour towards food will be the subject of a major two-day international conference being held in Cork this week.

Reminder to practice good food safety barbeque habits

24 May, 2012. With the weather getting hotter, safefood is reminding consumers to be mindful when cooking meat on the barbeque

‘Whodunit’ dirty dishcloths under the microscope at Balmoral!

16 May, 2012. Visitors to this year’s Balmoral Show were invited to play detective at the safefood interactive stand.

Barriers to eating fish still remain

14 May, 2012. Fish consumption particularly low among children and 18-35s.

New safefood research ‘dishes the dirt’ on dishcloths

29 March, 2012. More than a quarter of household dishcloths contaminated with the raw meat bacteria E. coli.

Statement on BAI Children's Code

30 Mar, 2012. safefood's response to the new BAI Children’s Commercial Communications Code.

12 inch pizza can contain more than total recommended daily calorie intake

27 Feb, 2012. A person eating an ‘average’ 12 inch size pizza in one sitting can consume more than their entire requirement of calories, saturated fat and salt for a full day according to new research by safefood.

2 in 3 adults overweight

17 Jan, 2012. New research reveals that despite 2 out of 3 adults on the island of Ireland being overweight, only 40% of adults classify themselves as such.

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