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

Six Irish food businesses served with closure orders in April

The affected businesses are in Donegal, Kerry, Meath, Roscommon and Cork.

Six Irish businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation in April, 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; one under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Spicy Hut, Main Street, Carrigart, Donegal (Order served on 11 April, order lifted on 16 April)

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

  • Paud O'Neills (Closed area: music bar venue located in the back yard of the premises), Langford Street, Killorglin, Kerry (Order served on 11 April, order lifted on 12 April)
  • Dragon Chinese take away, Main Street, Dunshaughlin, Meath (Order served on 16 April, order lifted on 17 April)
  • Pangan Taste of Asian, Unit 1, Block B, River Village, Monksland, Athlone Roscommon (Order served on 16 April, order lifted on 23 April)
  • Ceann Sibeal Hotel (Closed area: kitchen, outside vegetable preparation area) Ballyferriter, Tralee, Kerry (Order served on 17 April, order lifted on 18 April)
  • Freestyle Asian Restaurant, 23-24 North Main Street, Cork (Order served on 25 April)

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.