Prohibition Order served on Longford retailer

Aoife Carberry

Reporter:

Aoife Carberry

Prohibition Order served on Longford retailer

A Prohibition Order was served on a Longford retailer during the month of November.

The order, made under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010, was served on Salius Milasius, 68 Shannon Park, Edgeworthstown, Longford.

Other orders were served on food businesses in Co Roscommon and Co Mayo.

Commenting on the Enforcement Orders served on food businesses in November, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), stated that the legal onus is on food businesses to ensure that they are fully compliant with food safety legislation.

“We are urging all food businesses to have robust food safety management systems in place at all times, but particularly with the busy Christmas festive period upon us.

"To ensure that they can cope with this extra demand, food businesses must be familiar with the main factors that are easily preventable which can cause foodborne illness, namely: poor hygiene in the premises; inappropriate storage or inadequate refrigeration; inadequate cooking or re-heating; cross-contamination from raw to cooked food; infected food handler; contaminated raw ingredients; inadequately trained or supervised staff.

"Food service businesses will be working flat out to meet the current Christmas demands. Therefore, special attention must also be given to the supervision and training of new staff, both part-time and full time, in all aspects of food safety.”