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Food Safety

Have you eaten in any of these places served with closure orders last month?

The FSAI said there is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.

THE FOOD SAFETY Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said that three closure orders and two prohibition orders were served on food businesses last month for breaches of food safety legislation.

Businesses served with closure notices include Edward Harrigans public house in Kildare, the Dragon Boat Chinese and Thai Restaurant in Tipperary and Mizzonis take away in Bray.

During the month of May, the Health Service Executive also carried out a successful prosecution against Jack O’Neill’s public house, in Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15 – however, it should be noted that this premises is now under new ownership.

Two Prohibition Orders were served under the EC Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulations, 2010 on:

  •  Lin Kee Limited (take away), 89 Rosemount Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5
  • Johnson Best Food (take away), 86A Summerhill, Dublin 1

Commenting on these latest Enforcement Orders, Professor Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, said there is no excuse for business owners:

Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat.  This requires ongoing compliance with food safety and hygiene standards to ensure the food they are producing is safe to consume.  There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.

The three businesses served with closure orders were:

  • Edward Harrigans (public house) (Closed Area: kitchen and associated areas), Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare
  • Dragon Boat Chinese and Thai Restaurant, Old Church Street, Cahir, Tipperary
  •  Mizzonis (take away), 43 Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

Read: Website for restaurants to calculate calories launched by Food Safety Authority>

Read: Prohibition order for fish plant after products recalled over food poisoning>

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