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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 

Healthy Eating

You can find information in this section on the work the FSAI is doing in relation to healthy eating 

Nutrition and Health Claims

In this section you can find all the information relating to the regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods

Get more information on nutrition and health claims legislation

Food Supplements

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 

Food Fortification

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 

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: 5/11/2013



Make a Complaint

  • If you’re not happy with the standard of hygiene or food that you've bought in a restaurant or shop you should make a complaint.