Seven closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during August in Ireland, reports the FSAI.
Businesses were served orders for breaches of food safety legislation and were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.
One Closure Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Akash Restaurant, 7 George’s Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Six Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Juno’s Café Deli (restaurant), 26 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
- T.J. O’Toole (public house) (Closed activities: supply of food from the kitchen), Tourmakeady, Mayo
- Tasty Bite (restaurant), 1A Main Street, Bantry, Cork
- Abbey Tavern (public house), The Square, Tuam, Galway
- Fuchsia House & Gables Bar (restaurant), Dundalk Road, Ardee, Louth
- The Larches Bar (public house) (Closed activities: Preparing and serving foods), Finny, Claremorris, Mayo
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Supervalu (supermarket), College View, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11.
“The legal onus is on food businesses to act responsibly and ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat” said Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI.
“There is absolutely no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. We are urging 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”.
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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland this week announced that seven closure orders were issued on food businesses in Ireland during the month of July, for breaches against food safety legislation.
The orders were served by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and included businesses in towns and cities like Cork, Dublin and Dundalk.
Three closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Sur La Mer (restaurant), Station Road, Rosslare Strand, Wexford
- Monsoon Valley (restaurant), Unit 5, Building 2, Retail Park, Bundoran, Donegal
- The Swiss Cottage Kitchen (restaurant), 400 Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9
Four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1st floor, 88 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Louth
- Ruposhi Indian Restaurant, 1 Whitworth Road, Dublin 9
- Heaven’s Cakes (food stall), Trading at the English Market, Grand Parade, Cork
- The Coachmans Tearooms (restaurant), Dublin Road, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Louth
Three successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on:
- Omniplex Cinema Wexford (take away), Strandfield, Drinagh, Wexford
- Indian Taste (take away), 43 St Marys Terrace, Ballybough Road, Dublin 3
- The House Pizza (take away), 1 Shelbourne Terrace, Thomondgate, Limerick
“Each Closure Order undermines consumer confidence in food safety which not only affects the food business involved, but the industry as a whole,” said Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI.
“While most food businesses are committed to high standards for the health of their customers, this is not always the case. We’re urging food businesses to make sure that they have a food safety management system in place and that it is consulted on a regular basis and updated, where necessary, to ensure non-compliance issues and breaches of food safety legislation do not occur”.
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Looking for some inspiration on how to develop a food or drink product for market and grow your business? Why not head along to this free event this Thursday.
Date: 24th July
Time: 8:20am – 9:20am with refreshments served from 8:00am
Location: Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Abbey Court, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Organised by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, “Breakfast Bites” is a series of free, informal breakfast meetings for food businesses.
The aim of the meetings is to provide practical information on topics for those who are working on their own, in a small food business or who want to get a new food business off the ground.
Ciara McDonagh of Teagasc’s Food Industry Development Department will give an overview of the main stages involved in developing a new product, focusing on the technical requirements and important scale-up factors.
She works with small food businesses and startups, providing advice on how they can turn their ideas into real food products.
There will be an opportunity to ask her questions at the end of the presentation.
Register online for the event here.
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