Seven closure orders placed on food businesses last month
Seven closure orders, and one prohibition order, were served on food businesses during the month of May.
In total the Food Safety Authority served eight enforcement orders on food businesses in Ireland last month.
Four of the enforcement orders were served on businesses in Dublin.
The others relate to premises in Tipperary, Wicklow, Sligo and Donegal.
Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Maid of Erin (public house) (Closed area: food preparation area and activities; not including the service of drinks in the bar), 9/10 Church Street, Tipperary Town, Tipperary (placed May 25)
- Flanreil Food Services Ltd (caterer), Kitchen and associated storage facilities occupied by Flanreil Food Services Ltd in O'Dwyers Public House, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin (placed May 19)
- Tasty Bite (takeaway), Main Street, Manorcunningham, Donegal (placed May 18)
- Tropica Asian Street Food (restaurant), 4-6 Westbourne Terrace, Quinsboro Road, Bray, Wicklow (placed May 12, lifted May 19)
- Zam Zam Kebab House & Takeaway, 30-31 High Street, Sligo (placed May 2, lifted May 3)
Two Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Londis (supermarket), (Closed Area: The basement food production kitchen only), 1-2, Atrium Building Carmenhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (placed May 10, lifted May 11)
- Yo & More (Closed Area: Use of rear store/kitchen for production & storage of food & food related items), The Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin (placed May 4)
One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1988 on:
- Kokoro Sushi (takeaway), Unit N, Liffey Trust Centre 117-126 Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1 (placed May 17, lifted May 18)
According to the FSAI website, here is what a closure order and a prohibition order mean.
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 the FSAI website for a period of three months from the date the order was lifted.
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.