Press Release

Minister O´Malley welcomes Safefood presentation to Oireachtas Joint Committee

Mr Tim O´Malley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children with responsibility for Food Safety, welcomed the opportunity for safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, to make a presentation to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture and Food on Wednesday 30th June 2004.

Since its establishment in 1999, the Minister acknowledges that the work of safefood has focused on instilling confidence in the food supply on the island of Ireland. This has been carried out through a range of functions, promotion, research and communication which safefood operates.

Safefood´s core objective is to give consumers information on the food safety supply that is based on sound independent science and research. Minister O´Malley stated “Consumers deserve protection and they also deserve to be given factual based information so that they can make informed choices and I support and encourage safefood’s long term goal to facilitate the creation of an environment where consumers can have confidence in the food they eat.”