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

Six Irish food businesses were served with closure orders in April

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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 affected businesses are located in Mayo, Kilkenny, Dublin, Louth and Clare.

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.

Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Food business run in a house and garden at The Demesne, Dalgan, Shrule, Mayo (Meat Products)
  • Bentleys Ltd t/a The Kilford Arms Hotel (Closed area: Kitchen and Food Preparation Area), John Street, Kilkenny (Order served on 12 April, order lifted on 18 April)
  • Natural Green (Foods of Non-Animal Origin Processing), Unit C, Stadium Business Centre, Stadium Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15
  • Animal sheds occupied by Barry McConnon (Slaughterhouse) (under appeal), Corcreaghy, Carrickmacross, Louth
  • Building at the rear of the domestic dwelling occupied by Barry McConnon (Cutting Plant) (under appeal), Corcreaghy, Carrickmacross, Louth

One Closure Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

  • Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, 15 Merchants Square, Ennis, Clare (Order served on 5 April, Order lifted on 6 April)

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.