Two Wexford premises got closure notices
two Wexford premises were served with closure notices by the Food Safety Authority during July.
The Blackwater Lodge Hotel was closed from July 21 and re-opened on July 24 after a closure under the control of foodstuffs regulations, while the Crescent View Restaurant in Wexford town was closed for a day on July 15 for a breach of the FSAI Act 1998.
The closures were among 16 announced nationally during the month by the FSAI.
Commenting on the high level of Enforcement Orders served in July, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI expressed her disappointment at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their food businesses are fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation.
'While the majority of food businesses are compliant with food safety legislation, unfortunately we continue to encounter cases where consumers' health is put at risk through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements.
'These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place,' says Dr Byrne. 'Food safety must be paramount. This requires greater focus to safeguard against standards slipping and to ensure that food served is safe to eat.'