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09th Aug 2017

Nine food businesses were served closure orders in July

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Laura Holland

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reported that nine food businesses were served with closure orders during the month of July.

The orders were issued by environmental health officers for breaches of food safety legislation, under FSAI Act, 1998.

It affects five food businesses in Dublin, one in Wexford, one in Longford, one in Laois and one in Kildare.

The closure orders were served on:

Punjab Pantry – 39 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2

Hartleys’s basement dry goods store and basement cleaning store only – 1 Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Zam Zam Kebab House – 16 Mallin Street, Wexford

Moo’s Burrito – 62 Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Costa Coffee – Unit 1 Longford Retail Park, Longford

Tesco, Ballyfermot’s deli, bakery, and loose fruit and vegetable areas were closed – Tesco Shopping Centre, Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Weeping Thaiger – New Town Centre, Naas, Kildare

Aroma Chinese – 72 St Laurences Park, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Tasty Spice – Main Street, Abbeyleix, Laois

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

“It is very disappointing to find that July is the highest month so far this year for Closer Orders needing to be served on food businesses. The majority of food businesses in Ireland must be commended for adhering to the highest of food safety standards, but there continues to be a number of food businesses disregarding important food safety standards.

Each Enforcement 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. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices. Food businesses must recognise that they are legally bound to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat.

This requires ongoing compliance with food safety legislation and hygiene standards. There is absolutely no excuse for careless practices.”