Food Safety Authority of Ireland issues 10 closure orders for takeaways and restaurants
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served a total of twelve closure and prohibition orders for restaurants and takeaways during the month of August.
The authority reported that ten closure orders and two prohibition orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation.
Environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE) issued the orders following inspections of premises.
Four closure orders were served under the FSAI Act on the following premises:
* Canton House (restaurant), 2 Bath Street, Dublin 4
* Sweet Nosh (restaurant), Unit 6, Chatham Street, Dublin 2
* Tikka Balti (take away), 404 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
* Brandon Bay Lodge/B&B (closed area: the kitchen), Killshanig, Maharees, Castlegregory, Kerry
Six Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
* Jade Dragon (restaurant), North Mall, Westport, Mayo
* Gleeson's Bakery, Lewis Lane, Connolly Street, Nenagh, Tipperary
* Nan's (take away), 3 Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin
* Jade Palace (restaurant), 1st Floor of Orchard Bar, Applewood Village, Swords, Co. Dublin
* Caspian's (restaurant), Main Street, Kiltimagh, Mayo
* Rishab's Tandoori House (restaurant), Main Street, Dunshaughlin, Meath
One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
Kamaceuticals Ltd (fruit & vegetable processor), Burdautien, Clones, Monaghan
One Prohibition Order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
Mad Cow Milkshakes Burgers & Kebabs (take away), 1 Annamoe Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of FSAI, expressed her disappointment at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their food businesses are fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation.
"We continue to find unacceptable levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation. There are still some food business operators who are potentially putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene.
"There is absolutely no excuse for these negligent practices," said Dr Byrne. "Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety and hygiene standards."
She urged businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place.