20 Irish food businesses served with closure orders in November 3 days ago

20 Irish food businesses served with closure orders in November

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20 Irish businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation in November, 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.

The affected businesses are located in Meath, Donegal, Louth, Dublin, Cork, Sligo, Wicklow and Galway.

20 closure orders were served in total; 11 under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Elita Meats, Unit D4 Dunshaughlin Business Park, Dunshaughlin, Meath (Order served on 4 November, order lifted on 22 November)
  • East Ocean, 61 Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal (Order served on 5 November, order lifted on 12 November)
  • Roma Restaurant (Closed Area: the external area to the rear and side of the premises used for food production and storage), Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Louth (Order served on 6 November, order lifted on 13 November)
  • The Kitchen, Emmet Street, Trim, Meath (Order served on 7 November, order lifted on 9 November)
  • Hilan Chinese and Korean BBQ Restaurant, 45 Capel Street, Dublin 1 (Order served on 8 November, order lifted on 12 November)
  • Blackchurch Inn, Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin (Order served on 11 November)
  • Apache Pizza, 58 Dame Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (Order served on 11 November, order lifted on 13 November)
  • Sajna Exclusive Dining, 28/29 Bishop Street, Cobh, Cork (Order served on 19 November)
  • Vernon Catering (Closed area: Packing area of open food in warehouse), Unit C104, Castleforbes Business Park, Sheriff Street, Upper East Wall, Dublin 1 (Order served on 20 November)
  • Hui Kee (Closed area: Area to the rear of the premises housing coldroom), 52 Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 (Order served on 27 November)
  • New Century Chinese Takeaway, Riverstown, Dundalk, Louth (Order served on 27 November)

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

  • The Paragon (Closed activity: all activities with the exception of service of hot and cold drinks and pre-packaged ready to eat snacks), Main Street, Skibbereen, Cork (Order served on 12 November, order lifted on 14 November)
  • Maliks Tandoori Restaurant, 1 Lower Pearse Road, Sligo (Order served on 13 November)
  • Khan Spices, 84 North Main Street, Cork (Order served on 14 November, order lifted on 20 November)
  • Salvetas Take Away and Café, 4A Church Street, Finglas, Dublin 11 (Order served on 18 November)
  • Tikka Asian Street Food, Schooner House, South Quay, Wicklow (Order served on 19 November, order lifted on 20 November)
  • The Blue Anchor, Bellurgan Point, Dundalk, Louth (Order served on 23 November)
  • Westmanstown Sports Centre, Westmanstown, Dublin 15 (Order served on 26 November)
  • Capital Turkish Kebab House, 3 Eglington Street, Galway (Order served on 28 November)
  • Tony's Bistro, 69 North Main Street, Cork (Order served on 28 November)

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.