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THE FOOD SAFETY Authority of Ireland has reported that 12 closure orders were served on food businesses during the month of May for breaches of food safety legislation.
Business in Wexford, Laois, Limerick, Dublin, Galway, Cork and Tipperary were among those closed last month.
The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the HSE for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
Six closure orders were served under the FSAI Act on:
- Syrian Foods (food stall), 14 Creagh Woods, Gorey, Wexford
- Chens Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Laois
- Centra Lower William Street (supermarket), 9 William Street, Limerick
- Mr Simms Old Sweet Shoppe (sweet shop), 59 Dame Street, Dublin 2
- Lal Quila (restaurant), Tramway Terrace, Douglas Village, Douglas, Cork
- China Kitchen (restaurant), Market Place, Clonmel, Tipperary
A further six orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010:
- “Paddy Jack” food stall (Closed activity: cooking of raw meat), Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
- Kashmir Kebab House (take away), 15 Davis Street, Limerick
- New Curry House (take away), 62 Newcastle Road Lower, Galway
- The Nest (pre-school) (Closed activity: use of the main kitchen at the rear of the premises), Block C, Brabazon Hall, Ardee Street, Dublin 8
- Caoch O’Leary (public house), Ballacolla, Laois
- El Grito (restaurant), (Closed activity: preparation of raw kebabs), 3 Merchants Arch, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The below table gives details on the date the closure orders were served on the different types of businesses and when they were then lifted.
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A bakery in Meath was prosecuted under the FSAI Act 1998. Little Acorns Country Bakery, Cortown Road, Fordstown, Navan, Meath was fined €500.00 and a cost of €1,694.93 was awarded.
Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive with the FSAI, stated that food businesses need to be extra vigilant during the warmer weather:
It is particularly important during the summer months that all food businesses adhere to the strictest food safety measures. A rise in temperature during warm weather increases the potential for the bugs to multiply which can cause food poisoning.
“It is vital that food is chilled and stored at the correct temperature in line with best food safety practices.
“All food businesses must have robust food safety management systems in place to ensure the highest protection for their customers. We advise all food businesses, to ensure they are prepared for the increase in temperature and that all staff are trained to ensure that best food safety procedures are understood and applied”.