safefood has a general remit to promote awareness and knowledge of food safety and nutrition issues to consumers on the island of Ireland.

Its main duties are to:

  • Promote food safety to the public through information, awareness and education campaigns;
  • Communicate nutritional advice to the public;
  • Identify and support research into food issues;
  • Provide independent scientific information to the public; and
  • Promote cross-border scientific co-operation and links between laboratories to strengthen the integrity of the food chain.