Science & Health
The FSAI formulates policy advice and sets out standards for technical and scientific issues
The FSAI is engaged in ongoing activity with industry to further improve the health and safety of food on the market.
Salt and Health
The FSAI is charged with working with the food industry (manufacturers, retailers, caterers, etc) to achieve gradual, sustained and universal reductions in the salt content of processed and prepared foods.
Find more information on the salt reduction campaign
Nutrition and Health Claims
Recently, a new European Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods marketed within the European Union was introduced into law. The Regulation also covers claims made on food supplements, foods for particular nutritional uses (PARNUTS), natural mineral waters and water intended for human consumption.
The FSAI will work to enforce this legislation and ensure that claims made on foods comply with the requirements of the legislation.
Get more information on nutrition and health claims legislation.
Food supplements marketed for the first time in Ireland must be notified to the FSAI. Read more on this and the legislation covering food supplements
Legislation on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods came into force in July 2007. Read more about this legislation and details on dossier submissions
Read about the work of the FSAI on folic acid fortification
Advertising Food to Children
Read the FSAI's response to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Children's Code Consultation which looked at restricting the advertising of certain foods to children.
Last reviewed: 3/5/2012