The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that 16 Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of July for breaches of food safety legislation.
The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.
Nine Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Mad Cow Milkshakes, Burgers & Kebabs (take away), 1 Annamoe Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
- Bay Fish and Chips (restaurant), Main Street, Liscannor, Clare
- Molloys (public house), 59 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
- Casa De Burritos (restaurant), Unit C, Woodquay, Ennis, Clare
- Rockin Joe’s (restaurant), 115 O’Connell St, Limerick
- The Ice Box – Balbriggan (off licence), Castlemill Shopping Centre, Hamlet Lane, Balbriggan, County Dublin
- Spring Chinese Restaurant, 83 Main Street, Mallow, Cork
- The Crescent View Restaurant, Crescent Quay, Wexford
- CFM Catering Limited (food packers), Knockhouse, Gracedieu, Waterford
Seven Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Tropicway Wholesale/Retail (grocery) (closed activity: decanting, blending & packaging of foodstuffs in the first floor room), 9-10 Academy Street, Navan, Meath (first of two Closure Orders served on Tropicway Wholesale/Retail in July)
- Tropicway Wholesale/Retail (grocery), 9-10 Academy Street, Navan, Meath (second of two Closure Orders served on Tropicway Wholesale/Retail in July)
- Lisa’s Trattoria (restaurant), 81 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6W
- Castlemill Roma Take Away, Unit 7, Castlemill Shopping Centre, Hamlet Lane, Balbriggan, County Dublin
- La Trattoria (restaurant), Stone Court, Roscommon Town, Roscommon
- Blackwater Lodge Hotel (closed activity: all food preparation and service activities in and from the kitchen and ancillary areas), The Square, Blackwater, Enniscorthy, Wexford
- Jojo’s Chinese Restaurant, 104 Parnell Street, Dublin 1
One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Gary Creaven Fish Sales (wholesaler), Menlo, Galway
Commenting on the high level of Enforcement Orders served in July, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI expressed her disappointment at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their food businesses are fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation.
“While the majority of food businesses are compliant with food safety legislation, unfortunately we continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is put at risk through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements” she said.
“These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.
“Food safety must be paramount. This requires greater focus to safeguard against standards slipping and to ensure that food served is safe to eat.”
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