Six Irish food businesses served with closure orders in August 2 weeks ago

Six Irish food businesses served with closure orders in August

The affected businesses are located in Monaghan, Cork, Kilkenny, Galway and Dublin.

Six Irish businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation in August, 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 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

Six closure orders were served in total; five under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 on:

  • Celtic Pure (Closed activity: Production of all Spring Waters and Production of Other Waters from Well 3), Corcreagh, Shercock PO, Monaghan
  • New Kebabish, 9 South Main Street, Youghal, Cork (Order served on 15 August, order lifted on 23 August)
  • Kilkenny Kebabish, 26 Walkin Street, Kilkenny, Kilkenny (Order served on 16 August, order lifted on 19 August)
  • China City, 29 Thomas Davis Street, Blackpool, Cork (Order served on 20 August, order lifted on 23 August)
  • Super Ketones, 76 Prospect Hill, Galway

One closure was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • The Greenery, 3 Eirpage House, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 (Order served on 21 August, order lifted on 23 August)

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.