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Ten Closure Orders issued by Food Safety Authority last month

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Ten Closure Orders issued in September
Ten Closure Orders issued in September

Ten Closure Orders, two Improvement Orders and one Prohibition Order were handed out in September.

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

Starbucks (restaurant/café), 21 Great Georges Street, Waterford (placed September 25, lifted October 5)

Ruby King (restaurant/café), Unit 5, West Business Park, Circular Road, Roscommon (placed September 26, lifted October 4)

Akanchawa's Honey Pot (restaurant/café), 40 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7 (placed September 20, lifted September 26)

Fernhill Golf & Country Club (Closed area: restaurant and associated kitchen facilities within the club), Fernhill, Carrigaline, Cork (placed September 20)

Hannons Oakwood Hotel (Closed area: Kitchen area and all food service), Athlone Road, Roscommon (placed September 14, lifted September 20)

Get Fresh Catering (restaurant/canteen), Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Roscommon (placed September 6, lifted September 15)

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

Ashford Oriental (restaurant/café), Main Street, Ashford, Wicklow (placed September 29, lifted October 4)

Hairy Neds Pub and Shop (Closed activity: Shop deli and all food preparation areas), Crosskeys, Cavan (placed September 28, lifted September 28)

Big Bites Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon (placed September 20, lifted September 23)

Fitto Café (restaurant/café), 12/13 Catherine Street, Limerick (placed September 15, lifted September 20)

Two Improvement Orders was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

J2 Sushi & Bento (restaurant/canteen), 5 Market Square, Navan, Meath

Asian and Arabic Food Market (grocery), 3 Parnell Street, Limerick

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

Arcross Foods (cold store), Blackrock, Louth (placed September 6, lifted September 13)

According to the FSAI website, here is what a Closure Order, Improvement 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.

Improvement Order

It is issued by the District Court if an Improvement Notice is not complied with.

An Improvement Notice is issued where in the opinion of the authorised officer:

  • any activity involving the handling, preparation etc of food, or
  • the condition of a premises (or part thereof) where this activity takes place is such that if it persists, it will or is likely to pose a risk to public health.

Improvement 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.