One closure and three prosecutions in Donegal by Food Safety Authority



The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has reported there was one closure order issued in Donegal last month while there were three prosecutions were made in the county.

The Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Express Fast Food Takeaway in Ballinamore, Fintown, Donegal has been closed under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998.

Three prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on two businesses, one in Buncrana and the other in Burnfoot.

The businesses include the Halfway House, Tooban, Burnfoot, Donegal with two prosecutions carried out on Halfway House last month.

The Atlantic Bar, Main Street, Buncrana was also prosecuted.

Commenting on the number of Enforcement Orders served in September, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI stated that consumers must be confident at all times that the food they are eating is safe to eat. She said: “There can be no excuse for putting consumers' health at risk through negligent practices”.

They are re-emphasising to all food businesses the need for rigorous compliance with food safety and hygiene legislation. This requires putting appropriate food safety management procedures in place and making sure they are adhered to at all times.