Safety & Sustainability Standards

Through various authorities and programmes, Ireland has developed an integrated 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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DORMANT!!! - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)

With exports in the sector valued at €375 million annually, BIM's mission is to grow the already thriving seafood industry in Ireland. This is accomplished by expanding the raw material base and adding value through the development of efficient supply chains, which is tied together with the Harvest 2020 targets set by the Irish Government.

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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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DORMANT!!! - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. The EPA ensure that Ireland's environment is protected, and monitors changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration.

Effective management of the environment is increasingly science-driven. Through research and development programs, the Environmental Protection Agency is generating the knowledge and expertise needed to protect and manage Ireland's environment.

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DORMANT!!! - Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the Industrial Development Authority is a non-commercial semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland. IDA Ireland partners with multinational companies to win and develop  foreign direct investment, providing jobs for the economic and social benefit of  Ireland. Supporting RD&I is a key part of IDA's work with companies

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