Four Irish food businesses were served with closure orders in October 1 year ago

Four Irish food businesses were served with closure orders in October

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Four Irish food business were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation during the month of October, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Two of the affected businesses were in Cork and one each in Tipperary and Donegal.

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 under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • New York Pizza, Main Street, Ballina, Co. Tipperary (Order served on October 27, order lifted on October 31)
  • Beijing Taste Buffet, 23-24 North Main Street, Co. Cork (Order served on October 24, order lifted on October 27)
  • Saffron, Creeslough, Co. Donegal (Order served on October 19, order lifted on October 27)
  • Chick Chicken, 10 East Beach, Cobh, Co. Cork (Order served on October 18, order lifted on October 21)

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.