Eleven closure orders served on food businesses in August
8 September 2016 | 0
The Food Service Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reports 11 Closure Orders were served on food businesses, including two grocery outlets, during the month of August for breaches of food safety legislation.
Seven Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Spar (grocery) (closed area: delicatessen and food preparation area), Old Cratloe Road, Caherdavin, Limerick
- Casa De Burritos (restaurant), Unit C, Woodquay, Ennis, Clare
- Trendz Longford (food stall), Lough Lene, Collinstown, Westmeath
- Ocean Chinese Takeaway, 74 Upper Yellow Road, Waterford
- Camden Halal (butcher), 24 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2
- Sakura Sushi (restaurant),157 Kimmage Road Lower, Dublin 6W
- Spice Bazaar (grocery), Unit 2, Castle Shopping Centre, Swords, County Dublin
Meanwhile, four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Javs Take Away, 16 South Main Street, Youghal, Cork
- Namaste India (take away), 88 North King Street, Dublin 7
- Loughbeg Farm Foods Limited (bakery), Boleagh Food Unit, Boleagh, Ballydehob, Cork
- Brennan’s Butchers, 8 Dublin Street, Carlow
Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive, FSAI, said that such high numbers of Closure Orders can tarnish the entire industry, as well as the confidence consumers are entitled to have in the safety of the food they eat. She reminded food businesses that the legal onus is on them to ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat at all times.
“The majority of food businesses follow high standards and are compliant with food safety legislation. However, inspectors continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is jeopardised through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements,” she said.
Dr Byrne reminded food businesses that they must have a food safety management system in place that is consulted and updated on a regular basis. If any food business owner is unsure of their legal requirements, they can contact the FSAI through either its advice line at firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.fsai.ie or Facebook page.