Five Irish food businesses were served with enforcement orders in March 1 week ago

Five Irish food businesses were served with enforcement orders in March

One of the reasons for the closure orders was a cat litter tray in a food preparation area.

Five enforcement orders were served on food businesses in Ireland during the month of March for breaches of food safety legislation, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

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The orders were for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020.

Two Closure Orders were served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020 on:

  • Céile Homemade Catering, 4 Deerpark Drive, Kiltipper, Dublin 24.
  • Lean & Green Meals, c/o Navan Soup Kitchen, 16A Brews Hill, Navan, Meath.

One Closure Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Bay View (Takeaway), Main Street, Carrigart, Donegal.

One Prohibition Order was served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020 on:

  • Lean & Green Meals, c/o Navan Soup Kitchen, 16A Brews Hill, Navan, Meath.
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One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Brazuca Market, 145 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

Some of the reasons for the closure orders include a poor standard of cleanliness, cat litter tray and ashtray in food preparation areas, no food safety management procedures or associated monitoring records, lack of allergen information for consumers, operating as a food business without registration or approval and the premises being filthy throughout.

Meanwhile, some of the reasons for prohibition orders include operating as a food business without registration or approval, no food safety management procedures or associated monitoring records, food not being labelled with date of minimum durability ‘use by dates’ and lack of identification to verify origin of foodstuffs.

“The Orders served represent a disregard for compliance with food legislation which has been put in place to protect consumers," Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI said.

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"It is wholly unacceptable that some food businesses are choosing to operate outside of the law and also that they did not register their business before they started operating.

"All food business owners, big or small, whether trading from a business premises, in the home, from a mobile unit, food truck and/or online, must be registered and must be operating in line with food safety and hygiene legislation."