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Four closure orders issued to eateries by FSAI in December including one Dublin retailer

Four closure orders issued to eateries by FSAI in December including one Dublin retailer

Four closure orders were served on food businesses during the month of December.

The Food Safety Authority served four closure orders on food businesses in Ireland during December.

One of these orders was served on a retailer in Dun Laoghaire.

The other three are made up of premises in Roscommon, Galway and Limerick, while two Meath businesses were prosecuted by the HSE.

Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

- A Chef Kebab Foodstall, At Daltons Pub car park, Fuerty, Co Roscommon (Date served: December 9, Date lifted: December 16)

- Day to Day (retailer), 54 Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin (Date served: December 8, Date lifted: December 12)

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

Palak Restaurant, High Street, Tuam, Co Galway (Date served: December 13, Date lifted: December 20)

Ali Baba (restaurant/café), Bank Place, Rathkeale, Co Limerick (Date served: December 8, Date lifted: December 9)

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

T/A I&A Organic Gardening and Catering (food processor), 21 Shandon Way, Shandon, Co Cork (Date served: December 2)

During the month of December, two prosecutions were carried out by the HSE in relation to:

Auckley Ltd., The Palace (public house), 17 Ludlow Street, Navan, Co Meath

Largo Foods (manufacturer), Kilbrew, Ashboune, Co Meath


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

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 the FSAI website for a period of one month from the date the order was lifted.