There were four Enforcement Orders doled out to food safety breaches last month.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) just today announced that the Enforcement Orders were served to food businesses, during the month of November, 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).
The Orders are as follows:
Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Roma Grill (take-away), The Crescent, Boyle, Roscommon
- Clonark Home Cooked Foods (bakery), Clonark, Cornafulla, Athlone, Roscommon
One Closure Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Kebab Zone (take-away), Main Street, Ballindine, Mayo
And one Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Salius Milasius (retailer), 68 Shannon Park, Edgeworthstown, Longford
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI had this to say about the Orders:
We are urging all food businesses to have robust food safety management systems in place at all times, but particularly with the busy Christmas festive period upon us.
To ensure that they can cope with this extra demand, food businesses must be familiar with the main factors that are easily preventable which can cause foodborne illness, namely: poor hygiene in the premises; inappropriate storage or inadequate refrigeration; inadequate cooking or re-heating; cross-contamination from raw to cooked food; infected food handler; contaminated raw ingredients; inadequately trained or supervised staff.
Food service businesses will be working flat out to meet the current Christmas demands. Therefore, special attention must also be given to the supervision and training of new staff, both part-time and full time, in all aspects of food safety.