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Grocery store in Tipperary village hit by a ban on expired food

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) reported that in the month of May, nine enforcement notices were issued to food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation, under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020.

Of these, two prohibition orders were issued, including one at the Village Grocer, Upper Main Street, Ballyporeen, Tipperary. The ban order was served on May 29 this year. The order was served on Asad Schahzad, F&D Venture Ltd, by the Health Service Executive (HSE)

The list of unsafe or non-compliant food products subject to a sales ban included items that had passed their expiration date.

These include 233g of chicken and bacon filling, a club sandwich, 200g of grated red cheese and mozzarella, 16 Irish pork sausages, 250ml of fresh cream and 1kg of creamy natural Greek yoghurt.

The HSE officer made the order because he considered that the activities involved – handling, processing, disposing, producing, storing, distributing or selling food – posed or were likely to pose a “serious risk to public health” bring over. articles.

The officer instructed Mr Schahzad to ensure that the food is not used for human consumption, is recalled from sale or distribution and is made safe for human consumption.

The food hygiene report added that the order was made as the officer stated, “I am of the opinion that the food is considered unsafe due to the sale of expired food,” according to the regulations.

“Food is considered unsafe if it is harmful to health and unfit for human consumption. When determining whether a food is unsafe, the information provided to the consumer, including information on the label, should be taken into account.”

The food is considered unsafe once the expiry date has passed, the HSE official added.