| 7.1°C Dublin

shut down Businesses closed as food safety officers find tray of cat litter and an ashtray in food-prep areas


Close

An ashtray was discovered in food prep area - Stock image

An ashtray was discovered in food prep area - Stock image

An ashtray was discovered in food prep area - Stock image

Five enforcement orders were issued on food businesses in March. It comes after food safety officers found a tray of cat litter and an ashtray in a food preparation area, poor standards of cleanliness, and businesses operating without registration or approval.

Céile Homemade Catering in Kiltipper, Dublin 24, was issued a closure order on March 9 after a tray of cat litter was found.

The officer who was on duty reported: "There was a tray of cat litter on the ground and an ashtray on the table in the food preparation area."

The report also said: "There were inadequate procedures in place to prevent domestic animals from having access to the food preparation area."

It noted the company was not "registered or approved by a competent authority".

The order was issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland under European Union Regulations 2020 and the business has not reopened.

Bay View takeaway in Carrigart, Co Donegal, was issued with a closure order on March 31 by the HSE under the FSAI Act 1998.

The premises was ordered to close with immediate effect after a Health Service Executive officer stated in a report: "The premises were filthy throughout at the time of inspection.

Grease

"Food debris was noted on the floor of the main food preparation area and grease, dirt and food residue was noted on food-contact surfaces, walls, and shelving in all areas of the business premises. The staff WC was filthy and there was a significant pool of liquid on the floor around the toilet."

The officer reported that "unfit, mould-covered chicken tikka paste" was found near "uncovered foods and ingredients in the fridge".

Brazuca Market on Parnell Street, Dublin 1, was issued with a prohibition order on March 5 and forced to recall "14 pieces of red meat in vacuum-packed clear plastic packaging, approximately weighing 1.5kg and stored in a fridge unit".

The HSE officer reported the items "not fit for human consumption". The business is still open.

Lean & Green Meals at Navan Soup Kitchen, at 16A Brews Hill, Navan, Co Meath, was issued a closure order on March 4.

The officer reported: "The food business operator had no HACCP-based food safety management procedures or associated monitoring records available for inspection."

The establishment was also operating without registration or approval.

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Online Editors


Privacy