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Eight Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in June

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported reported that seven closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during the month of June for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Five closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
• New Jasmine House (restaurant), Aiden Street, Kiltimagh, Mayo
• Premises occupied by Mr Xiaochen Chen at Canton House (restaurant), The Square, Millstreet, Cork
• Shimla Indian Cuisine (take-away), Unit 8, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
• River Spice (take-away), Main Street, Killaloe, Clare
• The Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Cloonmore, Tarmonbarry, Roscommon

Two closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
• Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine (restaurant), 6A Hazelwood Shopping Centre, Glanmire, Cork
• Clonlara Wholesale Distributers (cash &carry) (Closed areas: the green shed, temporary white canvas structure and open yard areas ancillary to the main premises which are being used for food storage), Clonlara, Clare

One prohibition order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
• Shimla Indian Cuisine (take-away), Unit 8, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

The eight enforcement orders served in June bring to 69 the total number of orders served in the first six months of 2013 – a 77% increase on the same period last year.

Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI stated that the increase in the number of food safety breaches identified is worrying if this upward trend continues.  He said: “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 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 practices and hygiene standards to ensure that their businesses comply with the law.”

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