Some 1.7 tonnes of illegally labelled meat have been taken off the market and sent for destruction.
That is according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), who was involved in an investigation with South Dublin County Council and An Garda Síochána.
The food authority issued a brief statement in relation to the matter across social media yesterday evening (Tuesday, November 17th).
“1.7 tonnes of illegally labelled meat from an unregistered and unsupervised food business taken off the market and sent for destruction to remove the threat to public health. Compliance notice served.”
Regulation 178/2002 places an obligation on an FBO not to place food on the market if it is unsafe. Food shall be deemed to be unsafe if it is considered to injurious to health and/or unfit for human consumption, according to the FSAI.
Furthermore, in determining whether any food is unfit for human consumption, regard shall be had to whether the food is unacceptable for human consumption according to its intended use, for reasons of contamination, whether by extraneous matter or otherwise, or through putrefaction, deterioration or decay.