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Published on : Apr 09, 2015

A restaurant and a grocery store have been shut down by the orders from Food Safety in the last month. On 19th of March the food body slammed the Millars Restaurant which is in Ballydangan, Athlone, Co Roscommon giving a closure order for breaching the safety legislation which was further lifted on 24th of March. On the same day – 19th march the officials also gave a prohibition order on Alimentara Transilvania which is a grocery store located in the Cool mine Industrial Estate in Dublin.

In a statement, the authorities informed that these orders were issued by the environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE). They further added that, closure orders are issued only where there is or likely to be a severe and immediate danger to health of public in or at the premises.

A prohibition order that is given states that if the activities such as disposal, storage, processing, distribution, handling, selling food, or manufacturing involve or is likely to get involved in a severe risk to the health of public from a specific product, batch, class or item of food.

Referring to the Dublin grocer's case, a white truck which was holing around 144 cans of cheese bearing different weights and about 62 bags of pickled-cabbage along with a chest freezer in dry goods store which contained 31 unlabelled bags of pork and its products had been withdrawn.

The Director of Service Contracts at the FSAI, Dr Hegarty told that vigilance is always necessary when it comes to safety of foods. He further added that food businesses are always required to act with immense responsibly and ensure that the food which they are selling and serving is not contaminated and safe to consume.