Three Dublin food businesses among six served with closure orders by the FSAI

Three Dublin food businesses among six served with closure orders by the FSAI

Three Dublin restaurants, including two popular city centre burrito bars, are among six food businesses that have been served with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Little Ass Burrito Bar and Mama’s Revenge, a couple of Dublin’s well-known burrito bars, were two of six Irish restaurants handed closure orders in February.

Mad Cow Milkshakes, Burgers & Kebabs in Cabra, Dublin 7 was also served with an order by the FSAI.

One of the six, Stockwell Artisan Foods in Drogheda, was served the order under the FSAI Act 1998.

The other five businesses were all served closure orders under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010, which further include Orchid Harbour in Wexford and Kelleghan Catering Limited in Waterford.

Of the six, two restaurants were served with orders which only relate to stopping certain activities.

Little Ass, which is located on Dawson Street, received a closure order was for the preparation & cooking of raw chicken, while Kelleghan Catering’s order was for the preparation and supply of ready to eat food to other food businesses.

FSAI Chief Executive Dr Pamela Byrne stated that customers’ health cannot be put at risk by restaurants engaging in careless activities.

“There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices,” said Dr Byrne in relation to the closure orders.

"Food businesses must recognise that they have a legal responsibility to make sure that the food they sell or serve is safe to consume.

“We are re-emphasising to all food businesses the need for ongoing and consistent compliance with food safety and hygiene legislation.

"This requires putting appropriate food safety management procedures in place and making sure they are strictly adhered to at all times.”