The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued 10 closures and four prohibition orders to food businesses in February of this year.
The orders were issued for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. 13 of the Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and one by local authority veterinary inspectors in Galway County Council.
Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, commented on the continuation of orders served on food businesses, “It is not acceptable for any food business to potentially put their customers’ health at risk. Every food business should be striving for the high food safety and hygiene standards that the majority of food businesses are committed to achieving on a daily basis.” He said that each Closure Order undermines consumer confidence in food safety, which not only affects the food business involved, but the industry as a whole.
The four Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 to Dublin-based locations including Kebabish Original (restaurant), Dublin 2; Bu Ali Tandoori (restaurant), Dublin 8; Town Bar and Grill (restaurant), Dublin 2; and The Village Inn (public house), Finglas, Dublin 11.
The six Closure Orders was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 were served to Limerick Foodstore (grocery), Limerick; Santori Indian Restaurant, Galway; Bei Jing House (restaurant), Galway; Mirchi (restaurant), Co. Dublin; Rico’s (restaurant), Dublin 2; and Daybreak (deli), Wexford. Just one Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on Real Brazil (meat & meat products distributor), Gort, Galway.
Another three Prohibition Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on Real Brazil (grocery), Galway, Star Asia (grocery), Dublin 1 and Fitzgerald’s Butchers, Limerick. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders are listed on the FSAI 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.
© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Genna Patterson