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09th Feb 2017

These five food businesses were served with closure orders

Laura Holland

Have you visited any of these eateries?

Five food business in four different counties were served with closure orders in January for breaches of food safety legislation. An environmental health officer from the Health Service Executive (HSE) issued the enforcement orders.

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

Hot Spot (take away), Parnell Street, Limerick
Polonez (retailer), 20 Moore Street, Dublin 1
Pacinos Restaurant, 18 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

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

Beachview Tandoori (take away), Strand Road, Laytown, Meath
Kavanaghs Fine Foods Cork Ltd (service sector), (Closed area: Standalone manufacturing unit located to rear of 9 Pearse Square), 9 Pearse Street, Ballyphehane, Cork

Commenting on the closure orders, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of FSAI said,

“The vast majority of Irish food businesses are aware of the importance of food safety requirements and are complying with food safety legislation. However, there are a number of businesses acting carelessly and potentially putting consumer’s health at risk.

All food businesses must take responsibility and recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they sell or serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety and hygiene standards.

Food businesses should not hesitate to seek the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI. If any food business owner is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line at info@fsai.ie or visit its website www.fsai.ie or facebook page.”

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