Four Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in November
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that four Enforcement Orders were served on 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).
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,
- Kebab Zone (take-away), Main Street, Ballindine, Mayo
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations,
- Salius Milasius (retailer), 68 Shannon Park, Edgeworthstown, Longford
Commenting on the Enforcement Orders served on food businesses in November, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI stated that the legal onus is on food businesses to ensure that they are fully compliant with food safety legislation.
“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.”
Dr Byrne urged food businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they implement the correct food safety management systems. If any food business owner is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its website www.fsai.ie or facebook page.
Enforcement Order Reports