Thirteen premises named by Food Safety Authority for breaches last month

13 premises were named in this month's report from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
13 premises were named in this month's report from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Twelve Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of July.

One was Fade Street Social, the Dublin restaurant operated by celebrity chef Dylan McGrath.

Speaking to, a spokesman for Fade Street Social said: “It was unfortunate. We put it up on our website straight away to apologise to customers. We were back open straight away the next day.”

He explained the problem was rectified “immediately” and the restaurant remains open now.
He added: “We were back open the following morning straight away. It was a drainage issue that we had to get sorted pretty quickly.”

The restaurant’s website still carries the message from last month, saying: “We would like to apologise to all our customers for last Friday 15th July.
“We had a plumbing issue that had to be fixed and we had no alternative but to close on Friday night. Sorry. Hope this didn’t cause too much inconvenience.

“The good news is this issue has now been fully resolved and we look forward to seeing you soon.”

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

• Blueberries “Pop Up” (restaurant), No. 13 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Cork (Placed July 30)
• Fade Street Social (restaurant), 4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 (Placed July 15, lifted July 16)
• The Spice House (restaurant), 2 Church Street, Cavan (Placed July 13, lifted July 15)
• Nite Star (take away), Main Street, Glenties, Donegal (Placed July 13, lifted July 20)
• Majas Virtue (food stall), Trading at Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15 (Placed July 3)

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

•    Chen’s Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Laois (Placed July 27, lifted July 28)
•    Cashel Take Away Foodstall, Cashel, Achill, Mayo (Placed July 27)
•    The Jolly Roger (public house) (closed activity - food production, handling and storage), Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Cork (Placed July 19)
•    Sandyford House (restaurant) (closed area: kitchen and food service areas only), Sandyford Village, Sandyford, Dublin 18 (Placed July 15, lifted July 18)
•    Azeem Meat and Grocery (butcher), 2 Pound Street, Edgeworthstown, Longford (Placed July 12, lifted July 26)
•    Lucky Dragon (take away), 70 Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra, Dublin 7 (Placed July 6, lifted July 9)
•    Craigs Fresh (wholesale), Drumnabratty, Raphoe, Donegal (Placed July 4)

One Prohibition Order was served under EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

•    Kearney's Restaurant, Main Street, Tallow, Waterford (Placed July 21, lifted July 29)

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.