Eleven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in August
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that eleven Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of August for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Seven Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Spar (grocery) (closed area: delicatessen and food preparation area), Old Cratloe Road, Caherdavin, Limerick
- Casa De Burritos (restaurant), Unit C, Woodquay, Ennis, Clare
- Trendz Longford (food stall), Lough Lene, Collinstown, Westmeath
- Ocean Chinese Takeaway, 74 Upper Yellow Road, Waterford
- Camden Halal (butcher), 24 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2
- Sakura Sushi (restaurant),157 Kimmage Road Lower, Dublin 6W
- Spice Bazaar (grocery), Unit 2, Castle Shopping Centre, Swords, County Dublin
Four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Javs Take Away, 16 South Main Street, Youghal, Cork
- Namaste India (take away), 88 North King Street, Dublin 7
- Loughbeg Farm Foods Limited (bakery), Boleagh Food Unit, Boleagh, Ballydehob, Cork
- Brennan's Butchers, 8 Dublin Street, Carlow
Commenting on the high level of Closure Orders served in August, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI warns that the legal onus is on food businesses to ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat at all times. She states that such high numbers of Closure Orders can tarnish the entire industry, as well as the confidence consumers are entitled to have in the safety of the food they eat.
“The majority of food businesses follow high standards and are compliant with food safety legislation. However, inspectors continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is jeopardised through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements. All food businesses must have a food safety management system in place that is consulted and updated on a regular basis, in order to avoid non-compliance issues and breaches of food safety legislation. If any food business owner is unsure of their legal requirements, they can contact the FSAI through either our Advice Line at firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.fsai.ie or Facebook page”, concluded Dr Byrne.