The Food safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) enforced a total of eleven orders on food businesses in October. Nine of the orders were Closure orders 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.
Four Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 to Good World Restaurant, Dublin 2; The Parish Pump Pub, Wexford; Tasty Chinese Take Away, Limerick and Eurospar (Closed area: bakery and delicatessen counter), Skerries, Co. Dublin.
Five Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 to Oriental Kitchen restaurant, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin; Beriozka, Enniscorthy, Wexford; Tom’s Bakery, Kinsale, Cork; The Village Takeaway, Waterford and Turkuaz Turkishk restaurant, Cork. One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 to John Doyles Bar, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 and another under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 to Gilligan’s Butcher Shop, Manorhamilton, Leitrim.
Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI,commented on the enforcements: "To date this year, 121 Enforcement Orders have been served, which is already more than we had in total last year (109). There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices."
He added that the legal onus is on all food businesses to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat and that it is of particular importance over the coming weeks that food businesses properly prepare for the lead up to Christmas and ensure that they can cope safely with the increased volumes of food they may supply.
“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,” he said.
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