first_imgPeople may now be able to bring their pets into supermarkets and cafés.A rule from the 1950s regarding domestic animals (dogs and cats) in food premises has been repealed.The Food Safety Authority says that the decision to allow pets into a food business is at the operator’s discretion. If the business owner allows customers to bring their furry friends inside, they must demonstrate that it will not clash with cleanliness standards. In a statement, the FSAI says: “Where allowed by law, the decision to permit access to animals ultimately rests with the food business operator. Where access is granted, however, the food business operator must be able to demonstrate that such access will not pose an undue risk of contamination of foodstuffs.“In deciding where and when access may be permitted, the food business operator must identify potential hazards, consider the likelihood and severity of the risks and determine effective controls.”It should be noted that the exception is that food business operators should allow access for:Guide dogs to help people who are vision impairedAssistance dogs for families of children with autismAssistance dogs for adolescents with autismCompanion dogs for persons with other disabilitiesPups and dogs in training who will go on to qualify as the above categories of dogWhat do you think? Should pets be allowed in food businesses?YesNoOnly assistance dogs should be allowedUnsureVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould pets be allowed in food businesses?Poll: Should pets be allowed in restaurants? was last modified: December 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:animalsCaféFSAIpetsrestaurantsupermarketlast_img

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