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Six closure orders placed on food businesses last month

Six closure orders placed on food businesses last month

Six closure orders, and one prohibition order, were served on food businesses during the month of June.

In total the Food Safety Authority served seven enforcement orders on food businesses in Ireland last month.

Three of the enforcement orders were served on businesses in Cork.

The others relate to two premises in Dublin and one each in Sligo and Donegal.

Five Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on: 
 
Golden Palace (take away), Main Street Lower, Dungloe, Co. Donegal (placed June 27, lifted July 3)
Express Pizza and Kebab (take away), 8A East Beach, Cobh, Co. Cork (placed June 28, lifted July 1)
Munchies (take away), Emmet Street, Tubbercurry, Sligo (placed June 21, lifted June 23)
Holy Crepe Tasty Tasty (food stall), Dunraven, Castlepark, Kinsale, Cork (placed June 11, lifted July 3)
East Oriental (take away), Unit 5, Brabazon Hall, Ardee Street, Dublin 8 (placed June 1, lifted June 2)
 
One Closure Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
 
Mace Supermarket, (Closed area: Delicatessen food preparation area and delicatessen walk-in cold storage and walk-in freezer activities), Main Street, Carrigtohill, Cork (placed June 29, lifted June 30)
 
One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1988 on:
 
Dragon Buffet (restaurant/café), 58/59 Abbey Street, Dublin 1 (placed June 8, lifted June 21)

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

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 the FSAI 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.