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Was your local take-away closed over food safety concerns last month?

Nine closure orders were served last month – three involved take-aways.

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NINE CLOSURE ORDERS were served on food businesses across Ireland last month.

Two were served under the fhe Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Act, while seven were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations.

The FSAI said that the closure orders were served in June for breaches of food safety legislation and were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Golden River Chinese Takeaway, Shore Road, Ramelton, Donegal
  • China House Food Stall, trading at Charlemont Food Market, Charlemont Jetty, Dublin 2

Seven Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

  • Little Chipper (take away), Main Street, Killimor, Galway
  • Hibernia Inn (public house) (Closed area: food production area), 1 Royal Marine Terrace, Bray, Wicklow
  • New Paddy Field (restaurant), 15 William Street, Tullamore, Offaly
  • Apache Pizza (take away), 16A Old Bawn Shopping Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Lisa’s Trattoria Restaurant, 81 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6W
  • Ruposhi Indian Restaurant, 1 Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
  • Country Meats (butcher), Coneyburrow Road, Lifford, Donegal

Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive of the FSAI, said that each order “sends a clear message to food businesses that unsafe food safety practices or non-compliance with food legislation is not tolerated by the inspection officers”.

Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.

More information can be found on www.fsai.ie.

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