The Food Safety Authority of Ireland this week announced that seven closure orders were issued on food businesses in Ireland during the month of July, for breaches against food safety legislation.
The orders were served by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and included businesses in towns and cities like Cork, Dublin and Dundalk.
Three closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Sur La Mer (restaurant), Station Road, Rosslare Strand, Wexford
- Monsoon Valley (restaurant), Unit 5, Building 2, Retail Park, Bundoran, Donegal
- The Swiss Cottage Kitchen (restaurant), 400 Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9
Four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1st floor, 88 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Louth
- Ruposhi Indian Restaurant, 1 Whitworth Road, Dublin 9
- Heaven’s Cakes (food stall), Trading at the English Market, Grand Parade, Cork
- The Coachmans Tearooms (restaurant), Dublin Road, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Louth
Three successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on:
- Omniplex Cinema Wexford (take away), Strandfield, Drinagh, Wexford
- Indian Taste (take away), 43 St Marys Terrace, Ballybough Road, Dublin 3
- The House Pizza (take away), 1 Shelbourne Terrace, Thomondgate, Limerick
“Each Closure Order undermines consumer confidence in food safety which not only affects the food business involved, but the industry as a whole,” said Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI.
“While most food businesses are committed to high standards for the health of their customers, this is not always the case. We’re urging food businesses to make sure that they have a food safety management system in place and that it is consulted on a regular basis and updated, where necessary, to ensure non-compliance issues and breaches of food safety legislation do not occur”.