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Seven Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in March

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that six Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of March for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and sea-fisheries officers in the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority.

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

  • Lebanese Tapas (restaurant/café), 21-22 Blackrock Market, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
  • China Tower (restaurant/café), Main Street, Ballybofey, Donegal
  • Gunnings (grocery), Rathconrath, Westmeath

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

  • Hailan Asian Cuisine Restaurant, 2 Mahers Terrace, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
  • Plaza Inn (take away) 7 Sundrive Road, Dublin 12
  • Indiana (restaurant/café), 22 Main Street, Gorey, Wexford

One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Rene Cusack Ltd (fish processing), The Food Centre, Raheen Industrial Estate, Raheen, Limerick

During the month of March, a successful prosecution was carried out by the HSE in relation to:

  • Cliffords Bar (public house), Crookstown, Cork

Commenting on the Enforcement Orders served in March, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI said that all food businesses must comply with food safety legislation in order to protect consumers’ health.

    "The legal responsibility for producing food that is safe to eat rests with food businesses. Enforcement Orders and most especially Closure Orders and Prohibition Orders are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing serious breaches of food legislation. Enforcement Orders are not served for minor breaches. Food inspectors have a range of other powers that they can use to deal with minor breaches. If food business owners are unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI Advice Line at or visit its website or facebook page,” said Dr Byrne.

Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website at Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month.

Enforcement Order Reports