Eleven enforcement orders issued to food businesses in November
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reported that ten closure orders and one prohibition order were issued in November 2013
6 December 2013
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that ten closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during the month of November for breaches of food safety legislation under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive. They included five closure orders under the FSAI Act, 1998 on Old Cheese Plant, Ballacolla, Laois, Paddy Jack’s Foodstall, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2, Heng Hui Foods, Athlone, Roscommon, Munchin’s Grill, Parteen, Clare and Tandoori Masala, Dublin 8
Five closure orders were also served under the EC (Official controls of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on The Railway Tavern Firebox Grill, Fahan, Donegal, Gojinka, Swords, Dublin, Hot Woks Drogheda, Louth, Cedar Lodge, Newbawn, Wexford and also on Saffron Tandori Indian Takeaway, Cabra, Dublin 7.
During the month of November one prohibition order was also served under the EC (Official controls of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on a premises occupied by Mr Derek O’ Donovan (central distribution centre), Cork.
Commenting on these latest Enforcement Orders, Prof Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI, says the group will continue to operate a zero tolerance approached to those who breach health and safety standards. He said: "There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. Consumers have to be confident that the food they are consuming is safe to eat. Food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety at all times to ensure full compliance with food regulations, especially during the busy Christmas period when increased volumes of food are being supplied."