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The Economic Impact of Gastroenteritis on the island of Ireland

The main objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden of gastroenteritis on the island of Ireland.<br /> safefood Food safety The main objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden of gastroenteritis on the island of Ire ...

Drinks

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 safefood Healthy eating Parents and teenagers had ...

Chicken & Potato Report

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

Stay safe with duck eggs

<br /> <p>Duck eggs have become popular in the past few years and are now readily available to consumers. And while duck eggs are a natural, nutritious food, they do need to be handled and cooked with greater care than quality assured hens& ...

Fuel your body- for the teenage sports person

<br /> <p>As a teenage athlete, your active lifestyle and growing body means you have special nutritional needs. You need to start with the basics of a healthy and varied diet. There are no quick fixes &ndash; supplements, in particular, a ...

Thinking of taking food supplements?

<br /> <p>If your kitchen cupboards contain an alphabet of vitamin and mineral supplements, you are not alone. On the island of Ireland, one in four of us is taking food supplements, often to make up for what we feel is a lack in our normal di ...

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 ...