Six food businesses were issued closure orders in February
Have you been to any of these?
The Food Safety Authority issued six closure orders on Irish food businesses in February. Ranging from fast food takeaways to cafés, two were issued in Cork, one in Dublin, one in Louth, one in Kilkenny and one in Tipperary.
Some still remain closed under the Food Safety Authority Act 1998, while others closed for a number of days under that act and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 Order.
The businesses affected are:
The Carrickdale Hotel - (Closed Area: Bar area: Food area only) Carrickarnon Dundalk, Louth (FSAI Act 1998)
Order issued on February 21, 2018 and lifted on February 24.
Apache Pizza - 108 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 - FSAI Act 1998
Order issued on February 20, 2018.
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant - 93 Great William O'Brien Street Blackpool, Cork - FSAI Act 1998
Order issued on February 19, 2018 and lifted on February 23.
China Kitchen - 14 Market Street, Clonmel, Tipperary - EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010
Order issued on February 14 and lifted on February 15.
Flame Street Food Ltd - 38 Washington Street, Cork - EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010
Order issued on February 9, 2018.
Hennessy Garden Centre - (Closed Area: Hennessy Garden Centre Café), Carlow Road Gowran, Kilkenny - FSAI Act 1998
Order issued on February 6, 2018.
Full details available here.
Commenting on previous closures, FSAI boss Dr Pamela Byrne said:
"The majority of food businesses in Ireland must be commended for adhering to the highest of food safety standards, but there continues to be a number of food businesses disregarding important food safety standards.
Each Enforcement Order sends a clear message to food businesses that unsafe food safety practices or non-compliance with food legislation is not tolerated by the inspection officers.
There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices. Food businesses must recognise that they are legally bound to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat.
This requires ongoing compliance with food safety legislation and hygiene standards. There is absolutely no excuse for careless practices.”