Number Of Irish Food Businesses Ordered To Close Following Health Inspections
During the month of November, four closure orders and five prohibition orders were served to Irish businesses found guilty of breaching food safety regulations.
The FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Ireland) found that the below food outlets weren't complying with legislation under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
Legends, a takeaway located at 63 Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and Pizza House, another take away), in Kilmacow, Kilkenny were ordered to close after the FSAI demmed both establishments a flight risk.
Brennans Pork Shop, a butchers, with an address at 7&8 Dublin Street, and CarlowMing Court Restaurant, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15 were also told to close their doors.
In addition to the closures, four businesses were served with prohibition orders under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 201o.
These include O’Connor Butchers, The Square, Dromcollogher, Limerick Crusts, manufacturer, Unit 41, Millennium Trade Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 1 and Bombay Bazaar, a supermarket, Unit 25 Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5.
Forte Restaurant and Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon and Andarl Farm, a cold store, Brickens, Claremorris, Mayo also received prohibition orders.
Speaking to Newstalk, chief executive of the FSAI, Pamela Byrne said: "Food safety must be paramount. There can be zero tolerance for negligent practices that potentially put consumers’ health at risk".
"It is particularly important in the lead up to the busy Christmas period that food businesses ensure they can cope safely with the increased volumes of food they may supply".