The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that six Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on Irish food businesses during the month of June for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.
Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
• Golden Palace (take away), Main Street Lower, Dungloe, Co. Donegal
• Express Pizza and Kebab (take away), 8A East Beach, Cobh, Co. Cork
• Munchies (take away), Emmet Street, Tubbercurry, Sligo
• Holy Crepe Tasty Tasty (food stall), Dunraven, Castlepark, Kinsale, Cork
• East Oriental (take away), Unit 5, Brabazon Hall, Ardee Street, Dublin 8
One Closure Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
• Mace Supermarket, (Closed area: Delicatessen food preparation area and delicatessen walk-in cold storage and walk-in freezer activities), Main Street, Carrigtohill, Cork
One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1988 on:
• Dragon Buffet (restaurant/café), 58/59 Abbey Street, Dublin 1
During the month of June, two successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive in relation to:
• Millview Inn (public house), Chapel Street, Stranorlar, Donegal
• Lebanese Kitchen (manufacturer), Unit 97 Millennium Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Commenting on the Enforcement Orders served in June, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI said that all food businesses must operate stringent food safety procedures in order to protect consumers’ health.
“The vast majority of food businesses in Ireland must be commended for adhering to the highest of food safety standards, but there continues to be a number of food businesses lagging behind. These food businesses served with the Enforcement Orders reflect badly on the entire food industry and can discourage consumer confidence. 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 legislation and hygiene standards. There is absolutely no excuse for careless practices.”
Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month.