Three enforcement orders served on Irish businesses in May
1,500 kilos of meat were destroyed.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has said that three Enforcement Orders were served to two food businesses over the course of the last month.
These orders included one closure order and one prohibition order for JLM Foods and JLM Family Butchers (Small Meat Manufacturing Plant), Main Street Tyrrellspass, Westmeath.
According to a statement by the FSAI, "an establishment being used by the food business operator in Tyrrellspass was not registered or approved by a competent authority for the operations taking place, specifically relating to storage, processing and the national distribution of meat and other products."
Another prohibition order was served to Bruno Cesar Silva Gomes (Retailer), Bailis Manor, Navan, Co Meath.
Commenting today, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI, outlined her concern that during the current public health pandemic, some illegal food business operators could be seeking to take advantage of consumers who are shopping locally and wishing to support food businesses in their own community.
"The Prohibition Orders resulted in over 1,500kg of meat and meat products being seized and destroyed. No matter where, how or from whom consumers buy food, it must be safe to eat, produced in an approved or registered food establishment and comply with food law, so that public health is protected."
The statement can be read in full here.