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Was your favourite takeaway closed over food safety concerns last month?

The FSAI said there can be “no excuse” for putting consumers’ health at risk.

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SEVEN TAKEAWAYS WERE closed over food safety concerns last month.

A restaurant and pub were also prosecuted by the HSE in September, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) announced today.

It said that the seven closure orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the HSE.

Three closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Roma Takeaway, North Road, Dromcollogher, Limerick
  • Express Fast Food Takeaway, Ballinamore, Fintown, Donegal
  • Meal Box (take away), 73 Cork Street, Dublin 8

Four closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

  • Stonehouse Restaurant, 9 The Square, Tralee, Kerry
  • Kebab Bites (restaurant), Unit 4, Redmond Square, Wexford
  • Lime Leaf XL Shop (closed area: the takeaway Chinese and bakery food preparation units and associated storage facilities), 40 Fuschia Drive, Renmore, Galway
  • Fusion Café (activity closed: all food preparation and service activities in and from the kitchen/food preparation and ancillary areas), Monck Street, Wexford

Three successful prosecutions were carried out by the HSE last month on:

  • Halfway House (restaurant), Tooban, Burnfoot, Donegal (Two prosecutions were carried out on Halfway House in September)
  • Atlantic Bar (public house), Main Street, Buncrana, Donegal

Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI, said:

There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices.

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She added:

We are re-emphasising to all food businesses the need for rigorous compliance with food safety and hygiene legislation. This requires putting appropriate food safety management procedures in place and making sure they are adhered to at all times.

The FSAI’s advice line is available at info@fsai.ie or on its website or Facebook page.

Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website.

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