Jackson's Hotel fined €6,500 for breaching food hygiene regulations

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Jackson's Hotel fined €6,500 for breaching food hygiene regulations

Jackson's Hotel in Ballybofey

Jackson's Hotel has been fined a total of €6,500 and ordered to pay costs of €2,289.75 for three breaches of food hygiene regulations.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) released details of the prosecutions taken after the breaches were detected at the hotel in Glenfin Street, Ballylbofey on November 24th, 2015. All three offences were for breach of Regulation (EC) 852/2004 - Hygiene of Foodstuffs. 

A court ruling on October 4th last ordered Glide Path Limited, Jackson's Hotel to play a fine of €3,500, Jackson’s Hotel Ltd in Receivership, Jackson's Hotel to pay a €1,000 and Stephen Tennant, Jackson's Hotel, to pay a fine of €2,000 and costs of€2,289.75.

Commenting on these and other recent enforcements, the FSAI's chief executive, Dr Pamela Byrne, stressed the importance of food safety management systems to ensure full compliance with legislation.

“Food safety is of crucial importance for public health and there can be no excuses from non-compliant food businesses.

"The serving of ten Enforcement Orders shows the importance of having a robust food inspection system to check that food businesses are complying with the food safety laws. It is vital for consumers’ health that this system of inspection and food testing is maintained to ensure that action is taken to deal with food businesses that put public health at risk.

"Food business owners need to take full responsibility for food safety training of all their staff, including the management, to ensure the highest standards are maintained. If any food business owner is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line at info@fsai.ie or visit its website www.fsai.ie or facebook page,” said Dr Byrne.