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Eight Enforcement Orders Served in January

Monday, 11 February 2013

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today stated that seven Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of January 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.   

Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

• Cafe Irie (restaurant), 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
• The Kiosk Food Stall, St Andrews Market, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
• The House Pizza (take away), 1 Shelbourne Terrace, Thomondgate, Limerick
• Camden Kitchen (restaurant), 3A Camden Market, Grantham Street, Dublin 8
• Andris Stals (wholesale meat & meat products), Premises occupied by Andris Stals, Kilcappa, Clonygowan, Tullamore, Offaly

Two Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

• Ming Court (restaurant/canteen), Unit 453 Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
• Ali’s Takeaway, 5 Newbridge Road, Ennis, Clare

One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

• Andris Stals (wholesale meat & meat products), Premises occupied by Andris Stals, Kilcappa, Clonygowan, Tullamore, Offaly

Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI expressed his disappointment at the ongoing need to have to serve such a high number of Closure Orders on food businesses and warned that the legal onus is on food businesses to act responsibly and ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe for consumption.  He states that consumers have a right to feel confident in the safety of the food they eat and that every Closure Order undermines that confidence, with negative implications not only for the premises involved, but the wider industry.

“While most food businesses follow high standards and are compliant with food safety legislation, we continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is jeopardised through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.  We would encourage any food business operator who is unsure of what is legally required of them to contact us through either our advice line on 1890 336677, our website www.fsai.ie or our Facebook page.”

Details of the food businesses served with these Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website at www.fsai.ie. 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.

See the Enforcement Order Reports on our website
 

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