Bag of cows’ hooves found at Dublin takeaway

Food Safety Authority issues three closure orders and two prohibition notices in May

Six bags of cow-related products were found at Johnson Best Food takeaway at 86A Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner city. A notice prohibiting their storage or use was issued on May 21st. It was lifted after a satisfactory inspection of the premises on May 26th. Photograph: Getty Images

Six bags of cow-related products were found at Johnson Best Food takeaway at 86A Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner city. A notice prohibiting their storage or use was issued on May 21st. It was lifted after a satisfactory inspection of the premises on May 26th. Photograph: Getty Images

Wed, Jun 4, 2014, 14:45

Five bags of cow skins and one bag of cows’ hooves found in a Dublin takeaway were among items which were the subject of prohibition orders obtained during May, the Food safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reported today.

The six bags of cow-related products were found at Johnson Best Food takeaway at 86A Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner city. A notice prohibiting their storage or use was issued on May 21st. It was lifted after a satisfactory inspection of the premises on May 26th.

A second takeaway , Lin Kee Limited at 89 Rosemount Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5, was also the subject of a prohibition order relating to raw chicken wings and breasts and cooked pork. The order was served on May 26th and lifted two days later.

Three closure orders were imposed on premises, the FSAI added. The three were:

*Edward Harrigans public house , Main Street, Newbridge, Kildare - the kitchen of which was closed from May 29th to 30th;

* The Dragon Boat Chinese & Thai Restaurant, Old Church Street, Cahir, Tipperary, which was closed from May 14th to May 19th, and

* Mizzonis Take Away, 43 Main Street, Bray, Wicklow, which was closed from May 7th to May 8th.

A successful prosecution was carried out by the Health Service Executive against Jack O’Neill’s public house at Tyrrelstown Centre, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15. The prosecution was for food hygiene offences which took place in November 2012. The FSAI noted the premises is now under new ownership.

Chief executive of the FSAI, Prof Alan Reilly, said food businesses “must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety and hygiene standards to ensure the food they are producing is safe to consume. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices.”