Cockroach infestation among reasons for restaurant closures in June 4 weeks ago

Cockroach infestation among reasons for restaurant closures in June

Have you ever eaten in these places?

Two food businesses were ordered to close in June, according to the latest update from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

  • Giovanni's (Take Away), Rampark, Jenkinstown, Louth
  • Dera (Service Sector – Other),138 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Among the reasons for the closures were: an active cockroach infestation in the cockroach trap in the motor of the food preparation fridge; live and dead cockroaches on the floor beneath the food preparation fridge; failure of a premises to comply with an Improvement Order; food handlers unable to demonstrate adequate knowledge and comprehension of basic food hygiene principles; failure to implement a permanent procedure of hazard analysis based on the principles of HACCP; and a premises not fully pest proofed.

Dr. Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive at the FSAI, said: "The Closure Orders in June demonstrate the importance of all businesses operating to the highest standards of food safety as the country continues to face this public health pandemic.

"Many food businesses are reopening to customers having been closed for a number of months. Food business owners need to ensure that there hasn’t been any pest activity in or around their premises."