Environmental Health Officers for the HSE served enforcement orders on two wholesale businesses during the month of March, the FSAI has revealed.
A Closure Order was served on Craigs Fresh in Drumnabratty, Raphoe, Co. Donegal under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, while a Prohibition Order was served on Ahmed Foods, Millennium Business Park, in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 under the same act.
La Boulangerie des Gourmets, North Park, North Road, in Finglas, was also issued a Closure Order under the EC regulations, as was Carpenters Butchers on Farrell Street, Kells, Co. Meath
Overall, ten Closure Orders (as well as the Prohibition Order on Ahmed Foods) were served on food businesses throughout the month.
Closure orders under the FSAI Act, 1998 were served on The Millrace Hotel, Carrigduff, Bunclody, Co. Wexford; Milebush Bar and Restaurant in Fairgreen, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois; and on Fryer’s on Patrick Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
In Dublin, Closure Orders under the EC regulations were served on Posh Nosh, Castlemill SC, Balbriggan, and on Indie at Home, North Street Business Park, in Swords.
Similar actions were taken against businesses around the country, including on Tamarind Thai Restaurant, Matt Talbot Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, and Beachview Tandoori, Strand Road, Laytown, Co. Meath
During the month of March, a successful prosecution was also carried out by the HSE on Kearney's Castle Hotel, Main Street, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI commented on the orders, "There can be no justification for these breaches, which can potentially put consumers’ health at risk and undermine the confidence they should expect to have in the safety of the food they eat.
"This has serious negative implications not only for the individual businesses involved, but for the wider food industry."
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