Council Calls For Safer Food

in Food

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.

A Fresh Start For Safer Food

in Food

The Chairman of the General Consumer Council Mrs Joan Whiteside today welcomed the launch of the Food Standards Agency.

Salmonella: Action Must Be Taken Now

in Food

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,

Food Safety – New Consumer Survey

in Food

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;

Rapping Up Food Hygiene

in Consumer Skills, Food

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.

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you need more information, contact the Press Office on 028 9025 1655 / 1630

Media Contacts

Opening Hours9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
(except for bank and public holidays)

For up-to-the-minute updates, follow us:


Register your e-mail address to receive our newsletter

Advice Newsletter