The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that ten closure orders and four prohibition orders were served on food businesses during the month of February for breaches of food safety legislation.
Thirteen of the orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and one by local authority veterinary inspectors in Galway County Council.
Four closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Kebabish Original (restaurant), 40 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
- Bu Ali Tandoori (restaurant), 28 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin 8
- Town Bar and Grill (restaurant), 21 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
- The Village Inn (public house) (Closed area: kitchen on first floor and ice machine on ground floor only), Church Street, Finglas, Dublin 11
Six closure orders was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Limerick Foodstore (grocery) (1st Floor only), 17 Davis Street, Limerick
- Santori Indian Restaurant, Chapel Lane, Mill Race, Tuam, Galway
- Bei Jing House (restaurant), College Road, Mountbellew, Galway
- Mirchi (restaurant), 9 Townyard Lane, Malahide, Co. Dublin
- Rico’s (restaurant), 26A Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
- Daybreak (grocery) (all activities carried out in the delicatessen), The Square, Ferns, Wexford
One prohibition order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Real Brazil (meat & meat products distributor), No. 3 Sliabh Carrow, Ennis Road, Gort, Galway
Three prohibition orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Real Brazil (grocery), Unit 6, The Grove, Crowe Street, Gort, Galway
- Star Asia (grocery), 22 -23 Moore Street, Dublin 1
- Fitzgerald’s Butchers, Main Street, Ballylanders, Limerick
Commenting on the continuingly high level of closure orders needing to be served on food businesses in Ireland, Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, stated that vigilance is always required in relation to food safety and that standards must not be permitted to slip to such levels that consumer health is put at risk.
“It is not acceptable for any food business to potentially put their customers’ health at risk. Every food business should be striving for the high food safety and hygiene standards that the majority of food businesses are committed to achieving on a daily basis. Each closure order undermines consumer confidence in food safety which not only affects the food business involved, but the industry as a whole.”