The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reports that eight Closure Orders and on Prohibition Order were served on food businesses across the month of June.
Two of the Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on Shangai House in Cork and Mr Wong in Cavan.
Another six Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 on Dublin’s D Limit African & European Restaurant and Pearl River, as well as Posh Nosh in Louth (which was served two Orders), Fish & Chips catering trailer in Mayo, and Hotel Curracloe in Wexford.
One Prohibition Order was served to Dublin pub Cumsiskey’s under the EC regulations.
June also saw a successful prosecution carried out by the HSE against Bimdoc Cash and Carry, based in Dublin.
Dr Pamela Byrne, new FSAI Chief Executive commented that the onus is on food businesses to be vigilant in relation to food safety and to ensure they are compliant with the law.
“There can be no justification for these breaches, which can endanger consumers’ health and undermine the confidence they should expect to have in the safety of the food they eat,” she said.
Dr Byrne urges food businesses to take advantage of the information and support provided by the FSAI to make sure they have the right food safety management systems in place.
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