Wednesday, 14 December 2011
During 2011, the Authority has worked to guarantee scientifi c excellence in a spirit of independence, openness and transparency.
The work of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland as the national agency for food regulation has never been more important than it is today. It has a unique role to play in ensuring that consumers’ interests are fi rst and foremost, and for maintaining consumer confi dence in the safety of foods produced and marketed in Ireland. The primary goal of the Authority is to protect people’s health in relation to food. At the same time, we recognise the importance of the agri-food and hospitality sectors to the Irish economy and the need to provide a reliable, trusted and independent oversight of the food chain.