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Ireland Wexford supermarket closed after rodent droppings found in crisp packets

08:05  08 december  2017
08:05  08 december  2017 Source:   extra.ie

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Irish Supermarket Shut Down After Rodent Droppings In A Wexford supermarket was temporarily closed by food safety chiefs after rodent droppings were found in crisp packets . The Iceland store in Gorey Retail Park was found to have 'prolific… extra.ie

Iceland store in Gorey Retail Park shut down. Pic: Shutterstock © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Iceland A Wexford supermarket was temporarily closed by food safety chiefs after rodent droppings were found in crisp packets.

The Iceland store in Gorey Retail Park was found to have ‘prolific evident of rodent droppings’ and evidence the pests were gnawing at its food, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The FSAI served three closure orders to food outlets over rodent infestations in November. They have since been lifted.

Beaufort College in Meath. Pic: Google Maps © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Beaufort College The closure order for the Iceland store states: ‘There was evidence of gnawing to the packaging of numerous multi-pack packets of crisps on the shelving for sale in the shop floor area.

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“We did find that there were rodent droppings and violations that warranted us doing a license suspension,” said Janelle Kaufman with the Marion County Health Department. However, the store was never closed .

As a result, "Red Bang Bang" was closed effective immediately. "An inspector from the health department conducted an investigation and found rodent droppings at Red Bang Bang located on W. Maxwell St. No evidence of food contamination was observed, but taking into account the complaint

‘Pieces of gnawed crisps packaging were observed amongst rodent droppings on the shelving in the shop floor area.

‘There was evidence of gnawing to numerous individual packets of crisps within multi-packs of crisps for sale.

‘Upon further examination, rodent droppings were observed within the packaging of the multi-packs of crisps and within the individual packets of crisps in the multi-packs.’

The store was issued the closure notice on November 15 and reopened on November 23.

Two further businesses were served closure orders over breaches of health and safety regulations last month.

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Part of a canteen run by Get Fresh in Beaufort College in Navan, Co Meath was also closed over a ‘heavy mouse infestation’. It was reopened on November 15.

The closure order states: ‘Adequate procedures to control pests are not in place. There is a current heavy mouse infestation in the canteen.

‘A significant amount of fresh mouse droppings were found on food contact surfaces, on food equipment, on cleaning equipment, on food packaging and on crockery.

‘Evidence of gnawing was found on food packaging. This is likely to lead to a grave and immediate danger to public health.’

The AD Cash and Carry in Inchicore, Dublin was also closed, its order states: ‘A significant number of rodent droppings were found throughout the premises.

‘Some droppings were found directly on food packaging and directly adjacent to pallets/shelving.’

The closure order was in pace from 5 to 14 November after which it was lifted.

The orders were issued by environmental health officers from the Health Service Executive (HSE).

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