FSAI served 69 closure orders on food businesses in 2017
The Food Safety Authority has published details of its 2017 work, including the total number of closure orders and other actions on premises found to be in breach of health & safety regulations.
12 January 2018
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) revealed its figures for 2017 this week, stating that 69 Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses during the year, for breaches in food safety legislation. This total represents a reduction of more than one third on the year before.
Meanwhile, during the month of December, seven Closure Orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation.
The Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 or the Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations, 2010 on:
- Ruposhe Indian Restaurant, 1 Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
- Cartons Daybreak (grocery), Clonhenritt, Camolin, Wexford
- Boojum Food Stall, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
- Tigh Giblin (Closed area: the kitchen and all food preparation and storage areas), Bruach Na Habhainn, Spiddal, Galway
- Rose Garden Chinese Restaurant, 1 Church Street, Douglas, Cork
- Athboy Pizza’s (take away), Main Street, Athboy, Meath
- China Town (take away), Main Street, Castlebellingham, Louth
Meanwhile, one prosecution was taken by the Health Service Executive in relation to:
- Chef’s Corner (take away), 14 Georges Quay, Cork
The association said the types of recurring food safety issues that lead to Enforcement Orders are: evidence of rodent infestation and rodent droppings; failure to maintain temperatures of foodstuffs; filthy conditions; unsuitable food storage facilities and improper or lack of water facilities.
“While it is very encouraging to see Enforcement Orders drop significantly for 2017, 69 Enforcement Orders is still too many,” said Dr. Pamela Byrne, the FSAI’s chief executive. “Unfortunately, there continues to be a minority of food businesses not complying with their legal requirements. Food businesses must recognise that they are legally bound to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat. Consumers have a right to safe food.
The full details of the Enforcement Orders served on food businesses are published on www.fsai.ie.