Limerick kebab shop served second FSAI closure order

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Closed by the Food Safety Authority: Chilli Kebabish on Ellen Street in the city
LIMERICK city take away Chilli Kebabish has been served a closure order by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

LIMERICK city take away Chilli Kebabish has been served a closure order by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The order for the 15 Ellen Street take away premises was served on Mr Ali Akbar on May 14 and it had not been lifted as of this Wednesday.

It is the second time in three years that the premises has been closed by the FSAI, with a closure order served in October 2012. The order was lifted ten days later and it re-opened in that instance.

The more recent closure order was served by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 legislation.

In all there were fifteen enforcement orders served on food businesses nationally last month.

Dr Pamela Byrne, FSAI chief executive, warned that the legal onus was on food businesses to act responsibly and ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat at all times.

“Most food businesses follow high standards and are compliant with food safety legislation,” she said.

“However, inspectors continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is jeopardised through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements.

“There can be no excuse for such breaches and negligent practices. They are avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.”