Seven Irish food businesses served with closure orders last month 6 months ago

Seven Irish food businesses served with closure orders last month

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

The affected businesses are located in Limerick, Meath, Cavan and Dublin.

The food businesses were issued with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

Seven closure orders were served in total; four under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Garda Recreation Club (Closed area: All areas related to food and drink), Westmanstown Sports Centre, Westmanstown, Dublin 15 (Order served on 16 May, order lifted on 17 May)
  • Rimantas Meats Site 2, Unit 1, Belturbet Business Park, Creeny, Belturbet, Cavan
  • M&P Traditional Meat and Food Product operating within the establishment trading as Peter Stanko Sausages, Lisnasarn, Cootehill, Cavan
  • Peter Stanko Sausages, Lisnasarn, Cootehill, Cavan

Three closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 on:

  • Tim Nessa, 18 Davis Street, Limerick (Order served on 14 May, order lifted on 28 May)
  • Pimientos, 10 Trimgate Street, Navan, Meath (Order served on 22 May, order lifted on 24 May)
  • Orient (Closed activity: all aspects relating to the production, sale and distribution of foods using raw fish and/or acidified rice including sushi, nigiri, maki and sashimi) Unit 1, Castlemill Shopping Centre, Balbriggan, Dublin

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.

Under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, Closure Orders and Prohibition Orders are served where there is a non-compliance with food legislation.

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.