Interesting Food Nutrition Survey in Irish Independent

Interesting article in today’s Irish Independent claiming that a lunchtime salad could contain more calories than a Big Mac and Fries. It would appear that you really need to read the label as a Dunnes Stores 250g curried pasta and chicken salad contained 769 calories (KCal?) while the survey claims thagt a Big Mac and chips contains 720 calories, but doesn’t specify the size.

The same survey states that Super Valu “Sushi King” Salmon of Knowlege 215g sushi contains three quarters of the daily salt allowance.

All in all, it seems that you need to read the nutrition information on food labels to stay healthy, which should be helped when this information becomes mandatory in December 2016.

Dublin Primary Food Safety & HACCP Courses – New Date Added!

Due to a high number of closure orders and EHO enforcement in the Dublin region, this has created an unprecedented demand for quality food safety training.

Goodrich Training  have added a Dublin date for their ever popular FSAI Level 2 HACCP & Food Safety course, which is certified by the Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI).

The course will be held on one day (9am to 5.30pm) on 10th March 2015 at the EIQA training rooms, centrally located in Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Places will be strictly limited to a maximum  of 10 participants in order to ensure that everybody receives maximum benefit from the training.

Click here for full details and a booking form.

Primary Food Safety & HACCP Training

Goodrich Training will be running the ever popular Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI) Course in Primary Food Safety in Cavan & Navan in March 2015.

The course will cover the new laws on Allergen Information as well as HACCP

The course will run over two mornings (9 am to 1.30pm each day) with a short exam at the end of the second morning. Successful participants will receive a certificate from the EHAI which is valid for 5 years.

Course dates & venues are:

Cavan – Cavan Crystal Hotel – 11th & 18th March 2015

Navan – Navan Education Centre, Navan – 12th & 19th March 2015

Full details of these courses can also be found at


Irish Food Safety Auditor Wins Top Ireland & UK Award


Not only does Ireland have some of the best food safety standards in the world, it is also home to the best food safety auditor in the UK & Ireland!

Congratulations to Brendon Goodrich of Cavan based Goodrich Training & Consultancy who was selected as Best Auditor & technologist 2014 by the influential Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) at its prestigious awards ceremony in London’s Savoy Hotel.

Established by Brendon in 1997, Goodrich training & consultancy carries out a large number of food safety & hygiene audits every year for a wide variety of clients as well as providing HACCP advice and training at all levels.


EHAI certified Primary Food Safefy Course

EHAI certified Primary Food Safefy Course

Our next certified Primary Food Safety course will take place over two Monday mornings on 23rd & 30th June (9am to 1.30pm) in the Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, Cavan.

The course is externally certified by the Environmental Health Association Ireland and is valid for five years.

Now is a great time to get up to date with food safety training – ahead of the major changes in food regulations coming into effect this December.

Click here for full details of the course.

Bord Bia Food Academy Start – Food Entrepreneurs Training Programme

Goodrich Training are delighted to be running the Food Academy Start programme for the Local Enterprise Office Cavan (formerly Co Cavan Enterprise Board), in conjunction with Bord Bia & Super Valu. The course will consist of 3 training days plus 3 one to one mentoring visits, all for €100. The course is aimed at small food & drink producers who wish to grow their business and obtain a listing with a major retailer. To apply please contact Marcella Rudden in the Local Enterprise Office Cavan directly on 049 4377200 or email

How To Win Tenders – training course in Galway 3rd April 2014

Not exactly food safety, but Goodrich Training are running a 1 day course on How To Win Tenders in Galway City on 3rd April on behalf of Galway County & City Enterprise Board. This is a great opportunity to learn how to prepare successful tenders and win lucrative new public sector and other business.

For more information and to book a place on this course: 

Certified Food Safety Training in Cavan

The next Goodrich  EHAI primary food safety course will run in Cavan Town on Monday 24th March 2014.

It will take place in the Bridge Street Centre, Cavan from 09:00 am to 5:30pm.

More information and a booking form are available here.

Public Attitudes to Food Safety – UK Food Standards Agency

The results of FSA’s biannual survey of more than 2,500 UK adults reveals that the top three food safety issues of concern are:

1. food hygiene when eating out (36%)

2.  use of additives in food (26%) 

3.  food poisoning (26%)

what’s your biggest food safety issue?

QQI/FETAC Level 5 Workplace Food Safety Course

FETAC/QQI Level 5 Food Safety Training – Cavan


The next FETAC/QQI food safety training course will take place in Cavan on Monday 24th Feb from 09:00 to 5:30pm in The Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, Cavan.

More information available: click here or contact Goodrich Training on 049