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11 premises named by Food Safety Authority for breaches last month

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10 premises were hit with closure orders last month. More than half are already lifted
10 premises were hit with closure orders last month. More than half are already lifted

A total of 11 food premises were found to be in breach of regulations last month.

Three Closure Orders was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • The Millrace Hotel (closed activity: all food preparation and service activities in and from the kitchen and ancillary stores and in the main bar and the store room at the rear of the main bar), Carrigduff, Bunclody, Wexford. Placed on March 31
  • Milebush Bar and Restaurant (closed activity: preparation and service of food only), Fairgreen, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Laois. Placed on March 4, lifted on March 5
  • Fryer's (take away), Patrick Street, Boyle, Roscommon. Placed on March 1, lifted on March 11

Seven Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

  • Posh Nosh (restaurant), Unit 4, Castlemill SC, Hamlet Lane, Balbriggan, Dublin. Placed on March 31
  • Craigs Fresh (wholesale), Drumnabratty, Raphoe, Donegal. Placed on March 22
  • Carpenters Butchers (closed activity: the cooking and handling of cooked chickens in the premises), Farrell Street, Kells, Meath. Placed on March 14
  • Tamarind Thai Restaurant, Unit 3, 4 & 5 Carraig House, Matt Talbot Road, Tralee, Kerry. Placed on March 9, lifted on March 11
  • Indie at Home (take away), Unit 3, North Street Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin. Placed on March 8, lifted on March 12
  • La Boulangerie des Gourmets (bakery), Unit 42, North Park, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. Placed on March 4, lifted on March 7
  • Beachview Tandoori (take away), Strand Road, Laytown, Meath. Placed on March 2, lifted on March 10

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

  • Ahmed Foods (wholesale), 114-115 Millennium Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

According to the FSAI website, here is what a closure order and a prohibition order mean.

Closure order

It is issued if in the opinion of the authorised officer, there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at/or in the food premises. Closures Orders can refer to the immediate closure of all or part of the food premises, or all or some of its activities. The Orders may be lifted when the premises has improved to the satisfaction of the authorised officer. Failure to comply with an Improvement Order may also result in the issuing of a Closure Order.

Closure orders remain on our website for a period of three months from the date the order was lifted.

Prohibition Order

It is issued if the activities (handling, processing, disposal, manufacturing, storage, distribution or selling food) involve or are likely to involve a serious risk to public health from a particular product, class, batch or item of food. The effect is to prohibit the sale of the product, either temporarily or permanently.

Prohibition orders remain on our website for a period of one month from the date the order was lifted.