Food Safety: Seven Irish restaurants shuttered in September

Dr. Pamela Byrne, FSAI chief executive
Dr. Pamela Byrne, FSAI chief executive

Closure orders came under two pieces of legislation

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13 October 2015 | 0

Seven Closure Orders were served on food businesses by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in September, the body has reported. Under the FSAI Act 1998, three Closure Orders were enacted, on:

  • Roma Takeaway, North Road, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick
  • Express Fast Food Takeaway, Ballinamore, Fintown, Donegal
  • Meal Box, 73 Cork Street, Dublin 8

Furthermore, four Closure orders were enacted under the Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations 2010, on:

  • Stonehouse Restaurant, 9 The Square, Tralee, Kerry
  • Kebab Bites, Unit 4, Redmond Square, Kerry
  • Lime Leaf XL Shop (units within the store were closed, the takeaway Chinese and bakery food preparation units, and associated storage areas), 40 Fuschia Drive, Renmore, Galway
  • Fusion Cafe (all food preparation areas and service activities in and from the kitchen/food preparation and ancillary areas), Monck Street, Wexford

Meanwhile, September saw three successful prosecutions carried out by the Health Service Executive, on:

  • Atlantic Bar, Main Street, Buncrana, Donegal
  • Halfway House, Tooban, Burnfoot, Donegal (two prosecutions were carried out on this business in September)

Commenting on the activity, Dr. Pamela Byrne, chief executive of FSAI, said that consumers must be confident at all times that any food they are purchasing is safe to eat. “There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices,” she said. “We are re-emphasising to all food businesses the need for rigorous compliance with food safety and hygiene legislation. This requires putting appropriate food safety management procedures in place and making sure they are adhered to at all times.”

Dr. Byrne urged food businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the FSAI and its food safety inspectors to ensure they have appropriate food safety measures in place at all times.

If any business is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI at info@fsai.ie, visit the website at www.fsai.ie or the body’s facebook page.

 

 

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