Twelve Irish food businesses forced to close last month
Have you visited any of these establishments recently?
12 food businesses located in Ireland were ordered to close in July, having breached food safety legislation.
Featured on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland's (FSAI) website, the closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 and in addition one Prohibition Order was issued.
The food outlets, which included restaurants, takeaways, a public house, a butcher and a wholesaler, are located in seven different counties including Donegal, Dublin, Cork, Cavan, Longford, Mayo and Laois.
See the list below in full:
Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998
- Nite Star (take away), Main Street, Glenties, Donegal
- Majas Virtue (food stall), Trading at Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15
- Fade Street Social (restaurant), 4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2
- Blueberries “Pop Up” (restaurant), No. 13 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Cork
- The Spice House (restaurant), 2 Church Street, Cavan
A further seven Closure Orders were issued under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Cashel Take Away Foodstall, Cashel, Achill, Mayo
- Craigs Fresh (wholesale), Drumnabratty, Raphoe, Donegal
- Sandyford House (restaurant) (closed area: kitchen and food service areas only), Sandyford Village, Sandyford, Dublin 18
- Chen’s Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Laois
- The Jolly Roger (public house) (closed activity - food production, handling and storage), Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Cork
- Lucky Dragon (take away), 70 Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra, Dublin 7
- Azeem Meat and Grocery (butcher), 2 Pound Street, Edgeworthstown, Longford
A Prohibition Order was served under EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 to Kearney's Restaurant, Main Street, Tallow, Waterford
Finally, a successful prosecution was carried out by the HSE at Dragon Inn Chinese Take Away (now under new ownership), 109 Newport Terrace, Barrack Street, Waterford.
Commenting on the number of establishments that breached food safety regulations last month, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI said:
“There are simply no excuses for putting consumers’ health at risk through sub-standard food hygiene practices. The summer months are busy months for food businesses and systems must be put in place to cope with the increase in customers.
"We are re-emphasising to all food businesses that they must comply with food safety and hygiene laws at all times. It is essential that all food businesses have the appropriate food safety management systems and procedures in place and that all staff are fully trained to ensure these systems and procedures are adhered to all times".