Five Irish food businesses served with closure orders in January 2 months ago

Five Irish food businesses served with closure orders in January

The affected businesses are located in Waterford, Cork, Louth and Laois.

Five Irish businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation in January, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

The food businesses were issued with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998.

The closure orders are the first to have been issued in 2020; last year, 124 enforcement orders were served on food businesses for breaches in food safety legislation in 2019, an increase of 13% compared to 2018.

Five closure orders were served in total, all of which were issued under the FSAI Act, 1998, on:

  • The Exchange Bar, 1 Ballybricken, Waterford City, Waterford (Order served on 3 January, order lifted on 7 January)
  • The African Shop/Costello Stores, 87 Shandon Street, Cork (Order served on 15 January)
  • Mr. Kebab, 99 Lower Glanmire Road, Cork City, Cork (Order served on 15 January)
  • T/A Londis (external building comprising of a walk-in cold room, walk-in freezer and three storage areas) New Road, Bellurgan, Dundalk, Louth (Order served on 22 January, order lifted on 27 January)
  • Oriental City and Noodle House, Keen Market, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Laois (Order served on 30 January)

More details on the closure orders are available on the FSAI website here.

Under the FSAI Act, 1998, a Closure Order is served where it is deemed that there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises; or where an Improvement Order is not complied with. Closure Orders can refer to the immediate closure of all or part of the food premises, or all or some of its activities.

Closure and Improvement Orders will remain in the reports for a period of three months from the date the order was lifted. Prohibition Orders will remain in the reports for a period of one month from the date the order was lifted.