14 Enforcement Orders Served in November
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today stated that eleven Closure Orders and three Prohibition Orders were served on food businesses during the month of November. This follows on from a record 18 Enforcement Orders being issued in October. Thirteen of the Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and one by local authority veterinary inspectors in Meath County Council for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
Nine Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
• Indian Royale (restaurant), Market Centre, Main Street, Letterkenny, Donegal
• Salt & Pepper (restaurant), 201 Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8
• Brothers Chinese Take Away, Lower Main Street, Milford, Donegal
• Madina Desi Curry (restaurant), 60 Mary Street, Dublin 1
• Rosbowl (restaurant) (under appeal), Lanesboro Road, Roscommon
• Curry Patta (take-away), 19 Prospect Road, Hart's Corner, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
• Fourseas Mart supermarket (closed area: the cold room; the room to the rear of the partial partition wall off the takeaway area; the takeaway area; the ice cream machine and all high risk food activities therein), Hospital Road, Southknock, New Ross, Wexford
• Star King Pan Asian Restaurant, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road, Galway
• Mining Museum (restaurant), The Mine, Arigna, Roscommon
Two Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
• Premises occupied by Mazanek Stanislaw (bakery/confectionery), Unit 5, Antley Business Park, Ballymahon, Longford
• The Eagle's Rest (restaurant), The Square, Abbeyleix, Laois
Two Prohibition Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
• Mr David Reilly trading as Greenglen Meats (meat distributor), Togherstown, Carlanstown, Kells, Meath
• Browne & Sons (butcher), 19 Bridge Street, Balbriggan, County Dublin
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
• M White & Sons (butcher), Unit 2 Longwalk Shopping Centre, Dundalk, Louth
A successful prosecution was also carried out by the Health Service Executive on:
• The Food Emporium (restaurant), 8/9 Abbeyfield Centre, Francis Street, Ennis, Clare
Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI expressed his disappointment at the continuingly high number of Closure Orders needing to be served on food businesses in Ireland.
“In October we witnessed the highest monthly number for Enforcement Orders in ten years. Last month unfortunately, we also found very high levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation, which is just not acceptable. Again and again, we encounter cases of food businesses who put consumers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices. 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 and hygiene standards to ensure the food they are producing is safe to eat,” he stated.
Prof. Reilly urged food businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place. If any food business operator is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line on 1890 336677 or visit its website www.fsai.ie or facebook page.
Details of the food businesses served with these 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.
See the Enforcement Order Reports on our website.