Nine Closure Orders were served on food businesses last month that breached food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said today that Golden River Chinese Takeaway and Donegal and China House Food Stall, Dublin received Closure Orders Served under the FSAI Act, 1998.
A further seven Closure Orders were issued on Little Chipper, Galway, Hibernia Inn, Wicklow, New Paddy Field, Offaly, Apache Pizza, Dublin, Lisa's Trattoria Restaurant, Dublin, Ruposhi Indian Restaurant, Dublin and Country Meats butcher, Donegal.
Chief Executive FSAI, Prof. Alan Reilly, urged food businesses to ensure full compliance with food regulations and warned business to be vigilant in relation to food safety. He said: “Each Enforcement Order sends a clear message to food businesses that unsafe food safety practices or non-compliance with food legislation is not tolerated by the inspection officers. Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.” “Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety practices and hygiene standards. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.”