Four outlets issued with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority

Four closure orders were issued this month by the FSAI
Four closure orders were issued this month by the FSAI

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland ordered four food business to close last month.

The four businesses were;

  • Legends (take away), 63 Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  • Pizza House (take away), Kilmacow, Kilkenny
  • Brennans Pork Shop (butcher), 7&8 Dublin Street, Carlow
  • Ming Court Restaurant, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15

​According to the FSAI website: 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 authority.

​Five more were hit with prohibition orders, preventing the sale of a particular product:

  • Andarl Farm (cold store), Brickens, Claremorris, Mayo
  • O’Connor Butchers, The Square, Dromcollogher, Limerick
  • Crusts (manufacturer/packer), Unit 41, Millennium Trade Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  • Bombay Bazaar (supermarket), Unit 25 Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5
  • Forte Restaurant and Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon

The November report also confirms that a succesful prosecution was brought against another restaurant, Kungfu Buffet, Unit 2, Phibsborough Shopping Centre, Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.

Commenting on the Enforcement Orders served in November, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI warned that the legal onus is on food businesses to ensure they fully comply with food safety food legislation at all times.

She said: “Food safety must be paramount. There can be zero tolerance for negligent practices that potentially put consumers’ health at risk. It is particularly important in the lead up to the busy Christmas period that food businesses ensure they can cope safely with the increased volumes of food they may supply. We are therefore urging businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place.”