Seven eateries to close due to food safety breeches

Seven food businesses are set to close and one prohibition order was served during the month of June for breaches of food safety legislation.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) this afternoon outlined the closure orders on five premises:

• New Jasmine House, Aiden Street, Kiltimagh, Mayo
• Premises occupied by Mr Xiaochen Chen at Canton House, The Square, Millstreet, Cork
• Shimla Indian Cuisine, Unit 8, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
• River Spice, Main Street, Killaloe, Clare
• The Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Cloonmore, Tarmonbarry, Roscommon
• Saffron Fine Indian Cuisine, 6A Hazelwood Shopping Centre, Glanmire, Cork
• Clonlara Wholesale Distributers.

One Prohibition Order was served to Shimla Indian Cuisine, 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 per cent increase on the same period last year.
Prof Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI stated the increase in the number of food safety breaches identified is worrying if this upward trend continues.
“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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