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16 outlets closed for food safety breaches last month

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16 premises were closed last month
16 premises were closed last month

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that sixteen Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of July for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. 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

The numbers for July were high (last month there were eight) and Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI expressed her disappointment at the large number of orders issued.

 “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. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place,” says Dr Byrne.

“Food safety must be paramount.  This requires greater focus to safeguard against standards slipping and to ensure that food served is safe to eat.”