The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reported today (8 March) that five Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of February for breaches of food safety legislation, however retailers were not affected.
It claimed that the Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Three Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
· Express Pizza (take away), 6 Lord Edward Street, Limerick
· Punjab Pantry (take away), 39 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
· Synergy Subs Ltd t/a Subway (restaurant/café), Mellview House, M1 Retail Park, Drogheda, Louth
Two Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
· Jalapeno Mexican Cuisine Ltd (restaurant/café), 46 Drumcondra Road Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
· Culleton's Fish & Chips (restaurant/café), Main Street, Bansha, Tipperary
According to Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI: “Closure Orders, regardless of the legislation under which they were served, indicate that not all food businesses are complying with the law and as a result, are potentially putting consumers’ health at serious risk.
It is highly important that food businesses have a strong food safety culture in their business, which can be achieved through ongoing training of all members of their team. Failure to recognise the importance of food safety in a food business reflects poorly not only on that business, but also on the entire food industry." Byrne added.
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