On-trade

Rustic Stone & Bow Lane subject to September Closure Orders

Closure Orders were served on Rustic Stone Restaurant/Café and Bow Lane Restaurant, both Dublin 2, by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.

The FSAI reports that seven Closure Orders in all were served on food businesses around the country during the month of September.

The FSAI reports that seven Closure Orders in all were served on food businesses around the country during the month of September.

 

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland reports that seven Closure Orders in all were served on food businesses around the country during the month of September for breaches of food safety legislation pursuant to the FSAI Act 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations 2020.

The Enforcement Orders were issued by Environmental Health Officers in the Health Service Executive and FSAI officers.

Some of the reasons given by the FSAI for the seven Closure Orders in September included: no pest-monitoring procedures were in place as dead mice and flies were noted on the premises; rodent faeces were found in several locations throughout a premises including on food products and food contact materials; numerous large cobwebs as well as holes were noted on ceilings; food was not protected from contamination as flies were observed crawling on food, food surfaces and food-related equipment; there were no facilities or arrangements for monitoring food temperatures and high risk meat products were found to be stored at high temperatures ranging from 9.8ºC to 11ºC; fried rice was stored at 39.1ºC while raw egg in the refrigerator was stored at 9.1ºC; raw chicken and cooked pork were inappropriately prepared in the vegetable preparation area, with no cleaning or disinfection of work surfaces carried out; no system or procedures in place to allow for traceability information, with no records to indicate where mincemeat was sourced from; staff wore unclean clothes and footwear and were not wearing appropriate protective clothing such as aprons and hairnets; despite basic food safety training, staff members continued to display a lack of knowledge regarding safe food preparation, storage and handling practices.

 

 

 

Sign up for Drinks Industry Ireland

Get a free weekly update on Drinks Industry trade news, direct to your inbox. Sign up now, it's Free