The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
A restaurant in Nenagh has been closed by order of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), for breaches of food safety legislation.
On Tuesday, June 8, the FSAI issued a closure order on three businesses, including Ken's Oriental Restaurant, 1st Floor, Quintins Way, Pearse Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
The closure orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).
The closure of Ken's Oriental restaurant was served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020.
The FSAI reported that some of the reasons outlined for Ken's Oriental closure in May were "the food premises was not maintained in a clean and hygienic condition. Part of the floor surface was missing/damaged and not capable of being effectively cleaned.”
The FSAI inspector commented, “the serious lack of cleaning observed, structural and drainage issues, and the absence of an adequate food safety management system increases the risk of food contamination and poses a risk to food safety.”
Dr Pamela Byrne FSAI chief, emphasised that all food businesses must take responsibility and commit to ensuring high food safety standards. “The food inspectors continue to find unacceptable levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation in some food businesses. Consumers have a right to safe food, added Dr Byrne.
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