IRELAND: A total of ten closure orders and one prohibition order were served in November for breeches of food legislation.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served the orders were served pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 and the the orders were issued by environmental health officers for the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
• Old Cheese Plant (meat processing), Cuffsboro, Ballacolla, Laois
• Paddy Jack’s Foodstall, Temple Bar Food Market, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2
• Heng Hui Foods (central distribution centre), Unit 7, Block B, Westpoint Business Point Park, Tuam Road, Athlone, Roscommon
• Munchin’s Grill (take-away) (rear area external potato preparation shed), Unit 5, Westbury Centre, Parteen, Clare
• Tandoori Masala (take-away) 402 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Five Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official controls of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
• The Railway Tavern Firebox Grill (Kitchen Areas), Station Road, Fahan, Donegal
• Gojinka (restaurant) Manor Mall Shopping Centre, Swords, Dublin
• Hot Woks (take-away), Unit 16 Aston Green, Aston Village, Drogheda, Louth
• Cedar Lodge (hotel kitchen area only), Carrigbyrne, Newbawn, Wexford
• Saffron Tandori Indian Takeaway, 1, Annamoe Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official controls of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on the premises occupied by Mr Derek O’ Donovan (central distribution centre), Unit K3, Marina Commercial Park, Cork.
During the month of November, a successful prosecution was carried out by the Health Service Executive on Jade Palace (restaurant), 2 Douglas Street, Cork.
Prof Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI said that there was no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices.
"Consumers have to be confident that the food they are consuming is safe to eat. Food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety at all times".
He added that businesses needed to be extra vigilant during the busy Christmas period to ensure full compliance with food regulations.
Prof. Reilly said the FSAI and enforcement officers will continue to use a zero tolerance policy in relation to breaches of food safety legislation.
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