FSAI reports on code breaches in September

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

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that thirteen closure orders were served on Irish businesses during the month of September 2016.

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6 October 2016 | 0

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published its monthly report, detailing thirteen Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the month of September. The orders were for breaches of food safety legislation in the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE) and by veterinary officers in Louth County Council, on the following businesses:

  • Starbucks (restaurant/café), 21 Great Georges Street, Waterford
  • Ruby King (restaurant/café), Unit 5, West Business Park, Circular Road,
  • Akanchawa’s Honey Pot (restaurant/café), 40 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7
  • Fernhill Golf & Country Club (Closed area: restaurant and associated kitchen facilities within the club), Fernhill, Carrigaline, Cork
  • Hannons Oakwood Hotel (Closed area: Kitchen area and all food service),
  • Get Fresh Catering (restaurant/canteen), Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Roscommon

Four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations,    2010 on:

  • Ashford Oriental (restaurant/café), Main Street, Ashford, Wicklow
  • Hairy Neds Pub and Shop (Closed activity: Shop deli and all food preparation areas), Crosskeys, Cavan
  • Big Bites Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon
  • Fitto Café (restaurant/café), 12/13 Catherine Street, Limerick

Two Improvement Orders was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • J2 Sushi & Bento (restaurant/canteen), 5 Market Square, Navan, Meath
  • Asian and Arabic Food Market (grocery), 3 Parnell Street, Limerick

One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Arcross Foods (cold store), Blackrock, Louth

“These Orders are never served for minor food safety breaches,” said Dr. Pamela Byrne, chief executive of the FSAI. “They are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing breaches of food legislation. They tend to relate to a grave hygiene or operational issue.

“The suite of powers afforded to food inspectors working on behalf of the FSAI are in place to fundamentally protect consumers and restrict a food business from supplying food where there could be a risk to the safety of that food.

“There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices,” Dr. Byrne added.

 

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