December 10, 2019
Business News

‘Dirty’ – inspector’s report reveals why Kilkenny takeaway was temporarily shut

By SHANE DORAN

A WELL-KNOWN takeaway in Kilkenny city was temporarily shut down after a damning inspection report by food safety authorities.

Kilkenny Kebabish on Walkin Street was forced to close its doors on August 16 last month after it was found to be in breach of EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010. It subsequently re-opened on August 19.

The closure order served on the Kilkenny premises was published by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) this week.

The report concluded that the takeaway “demonstrated a failure to comply” with food safety legislation and presented “an unacceptable risk to consumer safety”.

The inspector who visited the premises said there appeared to be “no effective cleaning programme in place” at the time of their visit.

His report also found:
*Food presentation surfaces were “dirty” and “sticky to the touch”;
*There was a “build up of grease, food waste and food residue” on walls, floors and underneath and behind equipment;
*The undersides of the deep fat fryers, tandoori oven, and chilli display units were “encrusted with grease and food residue”;
*The internal surfaces of the extraction canopy were “dirty”;
*The concrete floor and walls of the potato peeling area were both “badly stained”.

The report concluded there was “no evidence” that a food safety management system had been implemented or that workers were trained in “basic food hygiene” at the time the inspection took place.

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