safefood is a North-South body, responsible for the promotion of food safety on the island of Ireland. It was established in 1999 under the terms of the British-Irish Agreement Act 1999 and the North-South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) Northern Ireland Order 1999.
The governing legislation confers the following specific functions on the organisation:
In addition to these specific functions, safefood has a general remit to act as an independent source of scientific advice.
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