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These eight takeaways and restaurants were hit with closure orders last month

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Eight closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during the month of June
Eight closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during the month of June

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served a total of eight closure orders for restaurants and takeaways during the month of June.

Eight closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during the month of June for breaches of food safety legislation, the FSAI said today. 

The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE) following inspections. 

They issue such orders if there is a credible concern regarding the health and safety of the public. 

Two closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Shanghai House (restaurant), 13 Upper Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Cork  
  • Mr Wong (take away), 81 Main Street, Cavan
Six closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
 
  • D Limit African & European Restaurant, 61A Ballybough Road, Dublin 3 
  • Posh Nosh, 1 Millstream, Moorehall, Ardee, Louth (Two Closure Orders were served on Posh Nosh in June) 
  • ‘Fish & Chips’ catering trailer (chip van), Main Street, Roundfort, Hollymount, Mayo 
  • Pearl River, 62 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7
  • Hotel Curracloe (activity closed: all food preparation and service activities in and from the kitchen and ancillary areas), Curracloe, Enniscorthy, Wexford
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
 
  • Cumiskey’s (public house), 463 Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

During the month of June, a successful prosecution was carried out by the HSE against Bimdoc Cash and Carry, Business Centre, Jamestown Business Park in Dublin. 

The company was convicted on six counts and ordered to pay € 5,560, a thousand of which was a fine. 

Two closure orders were issued to Posh Nosh takeaway in Ardee.

Commenting on the Enforcement Orders served in June, Dr. Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI warned that food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety and ensure they are fully compliant with food legislation at all times.

"Unfortunately, inspection officers encounter negligent food safety practices and non-compliance with food legislation," she said.

"However, there can be no justification for these breaches, which can endanger consumers’ health and undermine the confidence they should expect to have in the safety of the food they eat. This has serious negative implications not only for the premises involved, but for the wider food industry."

A detailed explanation of the closure orders can be found here.