Seven Enforcement Orders served on food businesses in January
FSAI says there is no excuse for putting consumers' health at risk through negligent practices
10 February 2014
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that six Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of January for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to 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 and sea-fisheries protection officers in the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.
Four Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998, to A1 Kebab (take away), Castle Street, Roscommon; River View Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway, Abbey Street, Tipperary town, Co. Tipperary;Grill to Chill (take away), 4 Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny, Donegal and Clare’s Pizzeria (take away), 54 New Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
Two Closure Orders was served under the EC (Official controls of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on Giles Brothers Fish Shop, 167 Phibsborough, Dublin 7 and Green Masala Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, Westgate, Wexford.
One Prohibition Order was also served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on Shellfish De La Mer (fish processing), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
During the month of January, two successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on Tralee Central Hotel, Maine Street, Tralee, Kerry and Salvadors/The Med (restaurant), High Street, Killarney, Kerry.
Prof. Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI said: "Full compliance with food safety and hygiene standards is essential for all food businesses. There is absolutely no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. We are urging businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place."
If any food business owner is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line on 1890 336677 or visit its website www.fsai.ie or the FSAI Facebook page.
Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premise is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month.