The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served five Closure Orders on food business in April for breaches in food safety legislation. Amongst the closures were Dublin based Damson Diner on South William Street and Rice Asian Cuisine from Ardee in Louth under the FSAI Act, 1998. Mo’s Kitchen in Barntown, Wexford was also served with this closure order.
Another two closure orders this time under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 were served to Dublin businesses PAK National food distribution centre and Red Parrot ground floor kitchen. In addition one Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 to Gallagher Meats, Ballymote, Sligo. The Health Service Executive also carried out a successful prosecution against Dynasty restaurant in Bllymun Dublin.
Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, urged business owners to be more vigilant in their standards. “The legal onus is on food businesses to be responsible and ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat in accordance with the legislation. Of particular disappointment is the ongoing number of cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.”
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