Closure orders delivered to ten Irish food businesses last month
Do you recognise any of these food outlets?
Closure orders were given to ten Irish businesses in September after they breached food safety legislation under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
The closure orders, which can be viewed in full on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland's website here, include businesses in Waterford, Roscommon, Cork, Meath, Wicklow, Cavan, Limerick and Dublin.
Four Closure Orders were issued under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 affecting the following businesses:
- Ashford Oriental (restaurant/café), Main Street, Ashford, Wicklow
- Big Bites Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon
- Fitto Café (restaurant/café), 12/13 Catherine Street, Limerick
- Hairy Neds Pub and Shop (Closed activity: Shop deli and all food preparation areas), Crosskeys, Cavan
Six Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Ruby King (restaurant/café), Unit 5, West Business Park, Circular Road, Roscommon
- Akanchawa's Honey Pot (restaurant/café), 40 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7
- Starbucks (restaurant/café), 21 Great Georges Street, Waterford
- HannonsOakwood Hotel (Closed area: Kitchen area and all food service), Athlone Road, Roscommon
- Get Fresh Catering (restaurant/canteen), Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Roscommon
- Fernhill Golf & Country Club (Closed area: restaurant and associated kitchen facilities within the club), Fernhill, Carrigaline, Cork
In addition to the above closure orders, a prohibition order and two improvement orders were also issued.
One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Arcross Foods (cold store), Blackrock, Louth
Two Improvement Orders was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Asian and Arabic Food Market (grocery), 3 Parnell Street, Limerick
- J2 Sushi & Bento (restaurant/canteen), 5 Market Square, Navan, Meath
Speaking about this closures issued in September, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI explained:
“Enforcement Orders and most especially Closure Orders and Prohibition Orders are never served for minor food safety breaches.
"They are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing breaches of food legislation and that largely tends to relate to a grave hygiene or operational issue".
Dr Byrne then went on to say:
“There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. Food businesses have a legal onus to make sure that the food they sell or serve is safe to eat".