Research reports

A Comparative Study of Thermophilic Campylobacter Isolates of Clinical, Food and Pet Origin

Date: 2006. Recent research, funded by safefood, has indicated a high occurrence of the food poisoning bacterium, Campylobacter in raw poultry, particularly chicken, with 49.9% of retail samples of raw chicken testing positive for the bacterium.

FoodMicro Database

Date: 2006. The food industry on the island of Ireland carries out extensive testing of their food products but results of these analyses are not normally released for public evaluation.

Surveillance of Foodborne Pathogens on the island of Ireland

Date: The collection of data for the purpose of managing food safety includes both monitoring and surveillance. Monitoring is a system of collecting and disseminating data.

Training pack for GPs in the prevention and control of food-related disease outbreaks

Date: January, 2005. Practical tools and approaches for GPs on the topic of infectious food borne illness with concise information about diagnosis, treatment and disease notification.

Novel Strategies for Food Risk Communication

Date: 2005. The research, conducted by a team led by Dr. Mary McCarthy, UCC, and funded by safefood, provides evidence that while many consumers know the 'good' practices in food hygiene, every day practice varies considerably. 

Young People and Food: Adolescent Dietary Beliefs and Understandings

Date: 2005. This research provides fresh insight into the dichotomy between young people's knowledge of food safety and nutrition, and their behaviour.

Directory of Food Safety Laboratory Services

Date: 2005. Directory of Food Safety Laboratory Services.

A Study of Food Safety Knowledge, Microbiology and Refrigeration Temperatures in Restaurant Kitchens on the Island of Ireland

Date: 2005. The study found that, in general food handling practices in the restaurants were good.


Consumer Food Safety Knowledge, Microbiology and Refrigeration Temperatures in Domestic Kitchens

Date: 2005. This study examined consumer food safety knowledge on the island of Ireland. Domestic refrigerators were tested for the presence of a range of pathogenic bacteria.

Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland

Date: 2005. Ireland experiences marked social inequalities in health, seen in the variation in health outcomes, especially mortality, across the different social groupings.

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