Safety & Sustainability Standards

Through various authorities and programmes, Ireland has developed an unparalleled national infrastructure ensuring food sustainability and security.

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Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was established under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998. The principal function of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is to take all reasonable steps to ensure that food produced, distributed or marketed in the State meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene reasonably available and to ensure that food complies with legal requirements, or where appropriate with recognised codes of good practice.

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Origin Green

Origin Green is a comprehensive national sustainability development program, the first of its kind in the world, designed by Bord Bia, to help Ireland become known as the optimum source of sustainably produced food and drink.

From coast to coast, seabed to soil, the ever growing numbers of Origin Green members are fully committed to developing more stringent ways of working which will see 100% of Ireland’s food and drink exports on the road to sustainablity by 2016.

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Bord Bia is a world leader in Quality Assurance. Only the Bord Bia Quality Mark means that our food has been produced to the highest Bord Bia quality standards. This is because it is independently checked at every stage so you can trust you are doing the best for yourself and your family.

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Enterprise Ireland (EI)

Enterprise Ireland is the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

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