FSA slapped closure orders to four Irish food businesses
Sheetal Sukhija - Tuesday 5th December, 2017
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued closure orders to four business last month
The food businesses were issued closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation
The businesses affected were located in Dublin, Meath, Wexford and Louth
DUBLIN, Ireland - Claiming that four food businesses in the country had committed breaches of food safety legislation, all the four businesses were issued closure orders last month.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that closure orders severed closure orders in November for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
According to the announcement by FSA, the businesses affected were located in Dublin, Meath, Wexford and Louth.
The businesses were named as AD Cash and Carry from Kylemore Way, Inchicore, Dublin 8; Canteen operated by Get Fresh in Trim Road, Navan, Meath; Iceland Stores Ireland Limited in Gorey, Wexford and China Town in Louth.
In a statement, FSAI Chief Executive Dr Pamela Byrne said, “The FSAI has been publishing the names of food businesses served Enforcement Orders for over a decade. Our systems and processes now enable us to provide additional information which is in line with our objective to increase transparency as a regulator and to raise food safety and hygiene standards in food businesses. Enforcement Orders are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been established or where there are a number of ongoing serious breaches of food legislation.”
Byrne added, “We believe this initiative will help to dispel any misinformation regarding the reasons why Enforcement Orders are served and will also let other food businesses know some of the things to avoid in their premises.”
The authority said that there were ten closure orders served on food businesses in the month of September and common non-compliances are filthy conditions and poor hygiene.
It added that this month, some of the specific reasons the orders were served were for evidence of rodent infestation, failure to maintain temperatures of foodstuffs, filthy conditions with aged dirt and debris, unsuitable food storage facilities, evidence of extensive cockroach infestation, and raw chicken stored on a dirty floor.
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