Four Irish food businesses were served with closure orders in February 3 weeks ago

Four Irish food businesses were served with closure orders in February

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

The affected businesses are located in Kerry, Meath and Kildare.

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.

Four closure orders were served in total; one under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Red Chilli, Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

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

  • Bite Time, Main Street, Lixnaw, Kerry
  • Mr Kebab, Greenfields Firies, Kerry (Order served on 21 February, order lifted on 25 February)
  • Apache Pizza & Curry House (Closed activity: Storage, handling and preparation of Indian Food on 'Curry House' menu), Unit 2, Johnstown Road, Enfield, Meath

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.