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Listeria and pregnancy

Listeria is a bug that can cause an illness like the flu. It can be dangerous for a number of groups including pregnant women, unborn babies and new babies.<br /> <br /> safefood Harmful germs Listeria is a bug that can cause an illness like t ...

Think... before you drink... unpasteurised milk

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Staying safe down on the farm

safefood Harmful germs Visiting an animal attraction, zoo or wildlife park is a great way to get children out and about in the summer months. It's hugely popular with schools and parents, with at least 700,000 children visiting farms on the island of ...

Healthy lunchboxes

<br /> <p>Good food habits set early in childhood can last a lifetime. Lunches provide around one third of our daily nutritional needs, so it&rsquo;s important to put some thought and planning into them. Here are some tips on how to prepar ...

When Sally met Sammy

<br /> <p>This booklet aims to increase a child&rsquo;s experience of healthy food from an early age and encourages a positive attitude towards a healthy diet. You and your child can decide together which end of the book to start with- Sal ...

How much salt is good for you?

<p>We all know that too much salt is bad for our hearts. But the fact is that even if you completely stopped adding salt to your food you&rsquo;d still be 100% over the recommended daily allowance. How? Because between 65% and 70% of the salt we ...

Salt and food labelling

<br /> <p>We all know that too much salt is bad for our hearts. But what can you do to cut down? Between 65% and 70% of the salt we eat comes from processed food, fast food, and canteen and restaurant food &ndash; so as well as reducing th ...

Have a healthy, happy Christmas

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Body Weight and Eating Habits in 5-12-Year Old Irish Children

<p class="heading-1">A shared goal of <em><strong><span class="italics">safe</span></strong></em><strong>food</strong> and the Health Service Executive (HSE) is to improve the healt ...

Tackling Food Poverty

<span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">The report summarises the evaluation of the Decent Food for All (DFfA) intervention that was delivered by the Armagh and Dungannon Health Action Zone ( ...

Food and nutrient intake and attitudes

<span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style="font-size: small;">Poverty has been consistently associated with poorer health. </span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span style=& ...

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

<span style="font-size: small;">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 p ...

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

<p class="heading-2">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.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> saf ...

Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland

safefood Healthy eating Pre-requisites for health are equity, minimum income, nutrition, peace, water, sanitation, housing, education, work, political will and public support (WHO, 1986). It has long been known that social disadvantage harms health (Black ...

Young People and Food: Adolescent Dietary Beliefs and Understandings

This research provides fresh insight into the dichotomy between young people's knowledge of food safety and nutrition, and their behaviour. safefood Healthy eating This research provides fresh insight into the dichotomy between young people's kn ...

Novel Strategies For Food Risk

The research, conducted by a team led by Dr. Mary McCarthy, UCC, and funded by <em><strong>safe</strong></em><strong>food</strong>, provides evidence that while many consumers know the 'good' practices in food ...

safefood Research Portfolio 2000- 2005

Food safety research is an important function within <strong><em>safe</em>food'</strong>s legislative remit, and is an area that the organisation has been active in since its inception.&nbsp; safefood Food safety Food safe ...

Assessing The Effectiveness of HACCP Implementation and Maintenance

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Acute Gastroenteritis in Ireland, North and South- A Study of General Practitioners

The principal aim of this study was to describe general practitioners management of patients with acute infectious gastroenteritis safefood Food safety The principal aim of this study was to describe general practitioners management of patients with acute ...

Issuing temperature guidance to consumers on the cooking and storage of food

Temperature control is critical to ensuring food safety for all consumers, currently there is much advice and guidance to consumers on this matter. safefood Food safety Temperature control is critical to ensuring food safety for all consumers, currently t ...

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