Twelve premises named by Food Safety Authority for breaches last month

12 premises were hit with closure orders last month
12 premises were hit with closure orders last month

A total of 12 food premises were found to be in breach of regulations last month. These included four Dublin premises, one of which is a pre-school where meals are served.

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

  • Syrian Foods (food stall), 14 Creagh Woods, Gorey, Co Wexford (placed May 28)
  • Chens Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Co Laois (placed May 25, lifted May 26)
  • Centra Lower William Street (supermarket), 9 William Street, Co Limerick (placed May 13, lifted May 16)
  • Mr Simms Old Sweet Shoppe (sweet shop), 59 Dame Street, Dublin 2 (placed May 10, lifted May 27)
  • Lal Quila (restaurant), Tramway Terrace, Douglas Village, Douglas, Co Cork (placed May 5, lifted May 6)
  • China Kitchen (restaurant), Market Place, Clonmel, Co Tipperary (placed May 4, lifted May 6)

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

  • "Paddy Jack" food stall (Closed activity: cooking of raw meat), Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (placed May 28)
  • Kashmir Kebab House (take away), 15 Davis Street, Co Limerick (placed May 25)
  • New Curry House (take away), 62 Newcastle Road Lower, Co Galway (placed May 16, lifted May 23)
  • The Nest (pre-school) (Closed activity: use of the main kitchen at the rear of the premises), Block C, Brabazon Hall, Ardee Street, Dublin 8 (placed May 13, lifted May 19)
  • Caoch O'Leary (public house), Ballacolla, Laois (placed May 5, lifted May 7)
  • El Grito (restaurant), (Closed activity: preparation of raw kebabs), 3 Merchants Arch, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (placed May 3)

Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI stated that food businesses need to be extra vigilant during the warmer weather.

"It is particularly important during the summer months that all food businesses adhere to the strictest food safety measures.

"A rise in temperature during warm weather increases the potential for the bugs to multiply which can cause food poisoning.

"It is vital that food is chilled and stored at the correct temperature in line with best food safety practices.

"All food businesses must have robust food safety management systems in place to ensure the highest protection for their customers.

"We advise all food businesses, to ensure they are prepared for the increase in temperature and that all staff are trained to ensure that best food safety procedures are understood and applied."

According to the FSAI website, here is what a closure 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.