Irish Teenagers and Healthy Eating Guidelines

The objective of the study was to analyse the intake of food and nutrients in Irish teenagers using the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA) National Teens’ Food Survey 2006 and compare it against the Food Safety Authority of Ireland FSAI Healthy Eating Guidelines that were released in 2011.

A Harvest of Irish Food

The event was organised by Teagasc, in partnership with University College Dublin, Bord Bia and Dublin Institute of Technology, showcasing the unique combination of Irish food culture and tradition with the best of Irish food science and technology.

Monte Carlo or Bust?

This technique of running many simulations is known as the Monte Carlo method, a category of modelling techniques that has and is gaining currency in many different areas, particularly with increases in computational capability.

Caffeine: Getting The Right Buzz

Caffeine can be a controversial topic – many espouse its benefits while others remain wary of the negative associations. Caffeine, even in low doses, may increase alertness and improve performance efficiency tasks.

Risk Ranking of Food Safety Hazards

Risk ranking is a technique that can be used to identify the most significant risks, thereby prioritising them in a given situation to enable efficient and effective management decision making.

Sequencing techniques can shape the future of food safety

From a consumer health perspective, it’s vital that we can be sure the foods we eat are safe and are not going to make us ill. Microbial testing is one of the core components of QC in a food production environment to ensure there are no harmful bugs are slipping through into the final product.