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DO YOU KNOW YOUR CANNELLONI FROM YOUR CANNELLINI AND YOUR MOCHA FROM YOUR MATCHA? GIVE THIS ISSUE’S FOOD QUIZ A TRY AND YOU COULD BE IN WITH THE CHANCE OF WINNING A FANTASTIC PRIZE! 

Question 1: Which nut is used to make marzipan? 

Question 2: Which ‘F’ is a flat savoury Italian bread? 

Question 3: What is unusual about the…

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FOOD LABELLING AND CONSUMER TRUST SEMINAR

A safefood seminar on “Food Labelling and Consumer Trust” was held in partnership with The Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast on 5th December 2019. The seminar…

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A Chance To Learn

A chance to Learn

Chief Medical Scientist Niamh Phillips at the Public Health Microbiology Laboratory in St. Finbarr’s Hospital Cork explains how the safefood Knowledge Network has benefited her work. 

Dubliner in a Niamh Phillips has always had a keen…

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Added by The Food Chain on June 23, 2020 at 15:10 — No Comments

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Peter Simpson Head of Food Technology at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Co Tyrone on providing vital support to the agri-food industry - and innovations in healthy food.

A school visit to what is now his…

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Added by The Food Chain on June 23, 2020 at 13:28 — No Comments

Christmas Food Safety with safefood

Did you know that December is the busiest month of the year on the safefood website?

Last year, more than 100,000 people visited safefood.eu between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some of the most popular searches on our website include: how to defrost a turkey; where to store it; how long to cook it; and how to know when it's properly cooked. For 2019, we'll be on hand to answer all those food safety questions and take the stress out of cooking Christmas…

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COMPETITION

Congratulations to the winner of our last competition, Brenda Lennon, Public Analyst's Lab, Galway.

The answer to the previous crossword was HERRING.

safefood is delighted to offer one lucky crossword winner a luxury hamper of gourmet food from Arcadia Delicatessen

in Belfast.

Simply find the hidden word in the crossword, made up from the letters highlighted, and send the answer to…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 12, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Allergen Masterclasses For 3rd Level Catering And Hospitality Students

Following the successful series of allergen masterclasses for staff and students in the colleges of further and higher education in Northern Ireland in 2018, the programme is being rolled out to the catering & hospitality students and staff in the different institutes of technology and vocational colleges in the Republic of Ireland.  The inaugural…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 17:27 — No Comments

Food Safety Workshop Series 2019 Roundup

During 2019, safefood hosted six food safety workshops throughout the island of Ireland, in partnership with Teagasc.  The aim of these workshops was to help small and medium-sized food businesses and provide practical advice on good food safety practices. Workshops were attended by participants representing 98 food businesses.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and attendees provided some great comments and ideas which will influence new workshops now being…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 17:26 — No Comments

Food Safety Risks And Challenges In The Produce Sector Seminar

safefood hosted the seminar Food Safety Risks And Challenges In The Produce Sector on the 5th November 2019 in Dublin.  The event had covered a range of microbiological topics in the area with international and national speakers presenting their latest work in the area.  The event was very successful with over 65 people in attendance and plenty of interesting presentations and discussions throughout the day.…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 17:25 — No Comments

Food Allergy – Human, analytical and regulatory implications Conference

safefood and the Institute for Global Food Security in Queen’s University Belfast hosted a one-day conference that focused on the analysis of food allergens, their management in the supply chain and the regulation and enforcement of food law on allergens. The conference entitled Food Allergy, Human, Analytical & Regulatory Implications, was held at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast on 21st October and was attended by…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 17:21 — No Comments

A Day in the Life

We talk to Stella Graham from the award-winning Foodovation Centre on how it helps small businesses take that next step to success.

The Foodovation Centre at North West Regional College in Derry-Londonderry is an award-winning centre of excellence for food development and technology. It helps small businesses…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 17:05 — No Comments

Twenty Years of safefood

Established in 1999 under the Good Friday Agreement, this year marks 20 years of safefood promoting food safety, and importantly North/South-working on the island of Ireland. During that time, we know that addressing food safety is a shared responsibility.

In  2003,  our first major food…

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A New Era

The safefood Knowledge Network moves into an exciting new phase, complete with a group of experts to guide the way.

In all areas of the food industry, food safety is the key element that underpins food production, ensuring that consumer expectations and the highest levels of public health protection are met.

Since it was established in 1999, the Food Safety Promotion Board (safefood) has promoted the awareness and knowledge of food…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 16:55 — No Comments

Is Food Defence A Concept Whose Time Has Come Again?

Threats to our food supply are more predictable than we think. Governments and businesses need to adopt a more defensive mindset, argues journalist Nick Hughes.

You don’t have to go far back in history to a time when the supply of food was synonymous with national defence. During the Second World War, the Irish government introduced a number of controls under the Emergency Powers Order. This included a number of measures to increase agricultural production and thereby…

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Added by The Food Chain on December 11, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

Handwashing Campaign: Rufus The Messy Monster

safefood has launched the latest phase of its Rufus handwashing programme which aims to help make learning good handwashing habits fun, and help to keep E.coli at bay. Programme materials includes a new Rufus storybook which uses fun illustrations and rhyme to teach children how and when to wash their hands, particularly after using the toilet; after…

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Added by The Food Chain on September 11, 2019 at 11:12 — No Comments

Food Safety Training Workshops for SMEs

safefood’s 2019 series of workshops ‘Food safety: Helping you to get it right’ for small and medium-sized food businesses are currently underway. The workshops carried out in association with Teagasc provide practical advice and cover areas such as: 

  • Food Allergens In A Nutshell
  • Food Labelling: What You Need To Know
  • The Role of Packaging In Food Safety
  • Food Hygiene…
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Added by The Food Chain on September 11, 2019 at 11:08 — No Comments

COMPETITION

Congratulations to the winner of our last competition, Annette D'arcy, Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Dublin 2.

The answer to the previous crossword was BISCUIT.

safefood is delighted to offer one lucky crossword winner a luxury hamper of gourmet food from Arcadia Delicatessen in Belfast.

Simply find the hidden word in the crossword, made up from the letters highlighted, and send the answer to …

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Added by The Food Chain on September 11, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Impact of Plant Diseases

New approaches for protecting our favourite foods.

The potato blight (Phytophthora infestans) that caused the Great Irish Famine of the mid-nineteenth century, continues to be the primary disease…

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Added by The Food Chain on September 11, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Mark of Success

Offering reassurance to both the public and the food industry, The Q Mark is an indicator of hygiene and food safety standards, says Irene Collins, MD of Excellence Ireland Quality Association.…

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Added by The Food Chain on September 11, 2019 at 10:30 — No Comments

Vulnerabilities In The Food Chain And How We Can Protect The Industry

Dr Seamus O'Reilly of Cork University Business School at University College Cork (UCC) outlines vulnerabilities in the food chain and outlines how the industry can protect itself.

In the aftermath of high profile issues around food contamination and authenticity, the industry as a whole is taking steps to address vulnerabilities that it currently faces and ones that may be a potential issue in the future. One of the experts in this area…

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Added by The Food Chain on September 10, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

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