Kerry butcher served with prohibition order
The Food Safety Authority issued a number of enforcement orders to food business in October.

Sheahan Butchers of Church Street in Caherciveen, Co Kerry has been issued with a prohibition order by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

In a letter addressed to Mr Mike Sheahan at Church Street, Caherciveen, Co Kerry the FSAI outlined issues they had uncovered on the butcher’s premises.

Congealed stale particles of meat

The letter stated: “The walls and doors throughout the premises were stained with mildew and dirt.

"The floor in the cold room was stained with blood spillages and the shelving in the cold

room was also stained.

“The internal column of the mincer had congealed stale particles of meat on it and a layer

of congealed dirt was evident on the switch.”


The letter also outlined that hygiene had been an issue throughout the inspection, with a substandard freezer system, leading to a potential risk of the growth of pathogenic bacteria.

The FSAI issued a total of eight enforcement orders on food businesses in October, including on prohibition order, one prosecution and six closure orders.

The FSAI highlighted a particular problem with cockroach infestations. They stated that there were, “live cockroaches crawling on walls in the main dining area; live cockroaches behind the bin in a wash-up area and under a free standing drinks fridge.”

The businesses issued with closure orders included:

  • Diner Thai & Chinese Take-away, 1 Ongar Square, Dublin 15.
  • Mi Thai (restaurant), 87b Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
  • Regent Inn (restaurant/café), Unit 3, Haymarket, Drogheda, Co Louth.
  • Speedo Pizza Kebab (takeaway), 41 Lord Edward Street, Limerick.
  • Phoenix House (takeaway), Unit 6, Riversdale, Rathcormac, Co Cork.
  • Mike Sheahan Butchers, Church Street, Caherciveen,Co Kerry.
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