With salmonella poisoning rising in Northern Ireland while falling in the rest of the UK, the debate about genetically modified food intensifying, and concern over food allergies increasing, the General Consumer Council has called for urgent action to protect the public.
The General Consumer Council is concerned that the designation of NI as having low incidence BSE status for its beef could remove more than a hundred popular products from supermarket shelves.
The Chairman of the General Consumer Council Mrs Joan Whiteside today welcomed the launch of the Food Standards Agency.
Commenting on today’s Salmonella warning from the Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety, the Chairman of the Consumer Council Mrs Joan Whiteside said,
Most consumers are confident that the food they buy is safe to eat - but over half of Northern Ireland homes are at risk from food poisoning because they don’t know enough about food hygiene;
Today marks the first broadcast of a new radio ad for food hygiene with a difference – it is a rap recorded by a group of 14 and 15 year olds from schools both north and south of the border.
Consumers welcome the arrival of the large supermarket chains into Northern Ireland, according to a new survey by the General Consumer Council.
Rows over funding must not be allowed to delay any further the setting up of a Food Standards Agency.
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