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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has revealed six closure orders and one prohibition order have been served on food companies in March.

There were breaches of food protection rules and issues using environmental health officials within the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Four closure orders have been served beneath the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

Taka Ra (Restaurant/Café), 37 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Cuppa City Coffee (Restaurant/Café), three Roger Casement Square, Cobh, Cork
The Old Punch Bowl (Pub) (Closed region: kitchen and meals storage place on first ground handiest, bars now not affected), 116 Rock Road, Booterstown, County Dublin
Xian Street Food (Restaurant/Café) (Closed place: satellite kitchen at eight Quay Street. There isn’t any part of the premises at 9 Quay Street Galway closed), nine Quay Street, Galway
Two closure orders had been served below the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
Victoria Asian Cuisine (Restaurant/Café), 5a The Crescent, Monkstown, County Dublin
Gourmet Tart Company (Manufacturing), Unit 1, Block 13, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway

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And one prohibition order becomes served below the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

Gourmet Tart Company (Manufacturing), Unit 1, Block 13, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway
Some of the motives for the enforcement orders in March covered a significant amount of rodent droppings scattered on the ground of the appropriate dry shop at once adjacent to the kitchen at The Old Punch Bowl pub in Booterstown.

A considerable quantity of rodent droppings has been noted behind the upright and chest freezers positioned in the kitchen vicinity. The FSAI discovered that “ok measures have no longer been taken to manipulate pests on the premises.” While at Taka Ra in Dublin 1, the FSAI said ok measures to govern pests have been not taken.
It discovered “massive evidence that rats are energetic in the rear place used for laundry device, preparing sushi rice and making ready elements for soup.”

Dr. Pamela Byrne, chief executive of the FSAI, stated: “The most common non-compliances diagnosed in Irish food businesses in March had been a widespread loss of pest manipulate, coupled with filthy conditions. “It is alarming to peer steady reporting of rodent interest mentioned in meals agencies. “Rodents harbor microorganisms and spread dangerous pathogens, contaminating food and surfaces. ““Food inspectors preserve to encounter instances where customers’ fitness is placed at chance through a failure to comply with pest management and hygiene necessities, which is unacceptable.

“Food groups run the threat of creating their clients sick via exposing food to pests and ruining their recognition with customers by using neglecting primary food safety management and hygiene standards. “Negligent practices will not be tolerated.”

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