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Four Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in October

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that four Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of October for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

In October, three Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Beijing Taste Buffet (restaurant), 23-24 North Main Street, Cork
  • Saffron (restaurant), Creeslough, Donegal
  • Chick Chicken (take away), 10 East Beach, Cobh, Cork

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

  • New York Pizza (restaurant), Main Street, Ballina, Tipperary 

During the month of October, one prosecution was taken by the Health Service Executive in relation to:

  • Dropping Well (public house), Classons Bridge, Milltown, Dublin 6

Commenting on the enforcements served in October, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI said that all food business operators must take their legal responsibility seriously to ensure they protect the health of consumers by complying with the law.

    “While there has been a decrease in numbers following on from last month’s Enforcement Orders, it is disappointing to see four Closure Orders issued in October. It is envisaged that our new systems and processes, that now enable us to provide additional information on the specific details of each Enforcement Order, will act as a deterrent to food businesses. However, unfortunately there continues to be a small number of food businesses not complying with their legal requirements. Food businesses must recognise that they are legally bound to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat.”

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

Enforcement Order Reports