Live mouse, rodent droppings and lack of hot water amongst reasons for food closure orders in Ireland in August 1 week ago

Live mouse, rodent droppings and lack of hot water amongst reasons for food closure orders in Ireland in August

Six closure orders were served on food businesses in Ireland in the month of August.

Six Irish businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation in August, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Among the reasons for the month's food closures include a live mouse found in a kitchen, a large amount of rodent droppings, flies seen at a vegetable display area, cobwebs and dust in a kitchen, a trolley holding a container of raw chicken with rust present on it, incorrect allergen information, and no hot water provided for the staff toilet.

The closure orders were issued to six restaurants throughout the country:

  • Super Ketones (Retailer), 76 Prospect Hill, Galway
  • China City (Restaurant/Café), 29 Thomas Davis Street, Blackpool, Cork
  • Kilkenny Kebabish (Takeaway), 26 Walkin Street, Kilkenny
  • New Kebabish (Takeaway), 9 South Main Street, Youghal, Cork
  • Celtic Pure (Closed activity: Production of all Spring Waters and Production of Other Waters from Well 3), (Packaged Water), Corcreagh, Shercock PO, Monaghan
  • The Greenery (Restaurant/Café), 3 Eirpage House, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI emphasised that compliance with food safety and hygiene regulations should be of the highest priority for all food businesses:

"Filthy conditions, unhygienic practices and a lack of adequate pest control measures being in place are the main reasons for this month’s Closure Orders.

"It is essential that food businesses have a strong food safety and hygiene culture in their business, which can be achieved through ongoing training of all members of their team.

"Food safety inspectors are continuing to encounter basic errors being made by food businesses which are easily avoidable."

More information on the closures can be found here.