The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today stated that 106 Enforcement Orders were served on four food businesses in Ireland for breaches in food safety legislation in 2016, equalling the same amount for 2015, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
The four food businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation during the month of December '16.
The closure orders were amongst 106 enforcement orders served on food businesses in Ireland, issued for breaches in food safety legislation.
The food businesses in question were issued with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
And here they are:
Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- A Chef Kebab Foodstall, At Daltons Pub car park, Fuerty, Roscommon
- Day to Day (retailer), 54 Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Two Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Palak Restaurant, High Street, Tuam, Galway
- Ali Baba (restaurant/café), Bank Place, Rathkeale, Limerick
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- T/A I&A Organic Gardening and Catering (food processor), 21 Shandon Way, Shandon, Cork
And, during the month of December, two prosecutions were carried out by the HSE in relation to:
- Auckley Ltd., The Palace (public house), 17 Ludlow Street, Navan, Meath
- Largo Foods (manufacturer), Kilbrew, Ashboune, Meath
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI stressed the serious nature of a food business being served an Enforcement Order
Enforcements and most especially Closure Orders and Prohibition Orders are never served for minor food safety breaches. They are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing breaches of food legislation and that largely tends to relate to serious and grave hygiene or other operational issues.
There is no excuse for careless food safety practices. Food inspectors are encountering the same issues time and time again. The typical reasons why Enforcement Orders have to be served are easily avoidable. While the vast majority of food businesses are compliant with food safety legislation, we still continue to face negligent practices that are potentially putting consumer’s health at risk.