Cow Feet found inside takeaway says FSAI
Cow feet, along with five bags of cow skin, were among the number of items discovered by Health Service Executive environmental health officers at various premises during the month of May.
The FSAI has reported that two prohibition and three closure orders were served on a number of food businesses during the month of May.
The FSAI report states an inspection by Health Service Executive environmental health officers which uncovered a bag of cow feet and five bags of cow skin at Johnson Best Food, based in Summerhill.
Another establishment served with a Prohibition Order was Lin Kee Take Away in Artane, which had raw chicken and cooked pork withdrawn before prohibition orders were issued by the health service executive.
A Prohibition Order is issued if activates, such as the above, are likely to involve a serious risk to public health.
According to the FSAI website, three Closure Orders were served under the 1988 FSAI Act.
The three establishments facing closure include; Edward Harrigans pub, which has been a feature of the town of Newbridge, Co. Kildare, since 1861, which saw their kitchen and associated areas closed, Mizzonis in Bray, Co. Wicklow, which is part of a nationwide Pizza and Pasta chain, as well as Dragon Boat Chinese & Thai Restaurant based in Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Commenting on these latest Enforcement Orders, Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive of the FSAI, stated:
Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.”
The HSE usually issue a Closure Order if in the opinion of the authorised officer if there is, or there is likely to be a grave or immediate danger to public health at or in a food premises.
An order can be lifted when a premises has met the correct standards as expected by the authorised officer. Each of the above listed prohibition orders and closure orders have since been lifted.
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