Nine Closure Orders issued by Food Safety Authority last month

Nine Closure Orders issued in October
Nine Closure Orders issued in October

Nine Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were handed out in October by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

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

  • Sunnybank Hotel (Closed area: Public bar only), 68 - 70 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (placed October 24, lifted October 26)
  • Millars Restaurant (adjoining pub remains open), Ballydangan, Athlone, Roscommon (placed October 20, lifted November 1)
  • Shan (restaurant/café), 6 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (placed October 10, lifted October 19)
  • K&C Norton Wholesale Foods Limited, Unit 5C, Ballymount Road Lower, Ballymount Trading Estate, Ballymount, Dublin 12 (placed October 6, lifted October 7)

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

  • Dynasty Chinese Restaurant & Take Away, Unit 9, Ballymun Town Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11 (placed October 18, lifted October 25)
  • 7 Star Pizza (take-away), (Closed area: potato peeling and chip production room on first floor), 68 Main Street, Mallow, Cork (placed October 18, lifted October 28)
  • Midnight Express (take-away), Main Street, Mullagh, Cavan (placed October 13, lifted October 19)
  • Bella House (restaurant/café), Castle Street, Kells, Meath (placed October 13)
  • CoCo Asian & Chinese Takeaway, Main Street, Ballingarry, Limerick (placed October 4, lifted October 10)

One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

Mr Paul Howley (wholesaler/distributor), Ross, Castlebar, Mayo (placed October 20)

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.