Wednesday, 16 April 2003
The aim is to ensure that the enforcement powers are used consistently across all the official agencies in a manner that is fully compliant with the legal requirements under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act.
The powers are available to all officers of the official agencies and the FSAI authorised under the Act. This document describes the provisions of the Act that relate to enforcement, and the procedures that must be followed when the provisions are used. It does not specify the particular circumstances that warrant a serving of the specific enforcement notice for example, which circumstances require an Improvement Notice and which require a Closure Order – such decisions remain a matter for the professional judgement of the authorised officer in consultation with a designated officer.