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The Food Chain Newsletter

The Food Chain newsletter is published three times a year and distributed in both print and PDF format.

Cover of Issue 16 of The Food ChainWelcome to Issue 18 of The Food Chain, a newsletter for everyone working in food safety or related industry areas. We hope you enjoy this latest issue, and we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line to

In this issue:

  • Journalist David Burrow asks ‘Should insects be on the menu?’ As in some parts of the world edible insects are a common dish. Should those of us in the west be considering them as a food source too?
  • Chief Medical Scientist Niamh Phillips at the Public Health Microbiology Laboratory in St.Finbarr’s Hospital Cork explains how the safefood Knowledge Network has benefited her work.
  • Peter Simpson Head of Food Technology at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Co. Tyrone provides an insight on the college’s vital support to the agri-food industry - and innovations in healthy food.
  • Catch up on all the safefood Knowledge Network news and events
  • And be in with a chance to win a luxury hamper simply answer of food-related quiz questions and send your answers to

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