Sunday 18 August 2019

Hotel's kitchen was shut down for three days

By Esther Hayden

The kitchen at Hotel Curracloe was closed for three days last month by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

The body reported that all food preparation and service activities in and from the kitchen and ancillary areas of Hotel Curracloe were closed on June 2 for breaches of the food safety legislation. The closure order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs)Regulations 2010.

The closure order which was served on JP Hanrahan was lifted by the FSAI on June 5 allowing the kitchen to reopen.

Speaking on the nine Enforcement Orders served in June, Dr. Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI warned that food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety and ensure they are fully compliant with food legislation at all times.

'Unfortunately, inspection officers encounter negligent food safety practices and non-compliance with food legislation. However, there can be no justification for these breaches, which can endanger consumers' health and undermine the confidence they should expect to have in the safety of the food they eat. This has serious negative implications not only for the premises involved, but for the wider food industry.'

Dr Byrne urged food businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place. If any food business owner is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line at or visit its website or facebook page.

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