The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that ten closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during November this year, as a result of breaches of food safety legislation.
Commenting on the enforcement orders, Professor Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI, said, “There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. Consumers have to be confident that the food they are consuming is safe to eat.
"Food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety at all times to ensure full compliance with food regulations, especially during the busy Christmas period when increased volumes of food are being supplied.”
Under the FSAI Act of 1998, five closure orders were served on the Old Cheese Plant (meat processing), Laois, Paddy Jack’s Foodstall, Dublin 2, Heng Hui Foods (central distribution centre), Roscommon, Munchin’s Grill, Clare and Tandoori Masala, Dublin 8.
Five closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations of 2010 on the Railway Tavern Firebox Grill, Donegal, Gojinka, Swords, Dublin, Hot Woks, Louth, Cedar Lodge (hotel kitchen area only), Wexford and Saffron Tandori Indian Takeaway, Dublin 7.
One prohibition order was served on premises occupied by Derek O’Donovan (central distribution centre), Cork. Also in November, the health service executive carried out the successful prosecution of Jade Palace, Cork.
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