A total of six enforcement orders were served on Irish food businesses in the month of February.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) say five closure orders and one prohibition order were served for breaches of food safety legislation.
The four closure orders were issued by environmental health officers from the Health Service Executive, under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, against the following businesses:
A further closure order was served under the FSAI Act 1998 on:
A prohibition order was issued by local authority veterinary inspectors in Louth County Council against:
Dr Bernard Hegarty, Director of Service Contracts, FSAI, said that there was absolutely no excuse for food businesses to put consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices, and that the legal onus is on businesses to ensure the food they serve is safe to eat.
"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", Dr. Hegarty said.
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