Seven Closure Orders served on food businesses in July
Majority of Closure Orders in July issued to restaurants, with one issued to a retail food stall
8 August 2014 | 0
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that seven Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of July, for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.
Three Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on: Sur La Mer (restaurant), Station Road, Rosslare Strand, Wexford; Monsoon Valley (restaurant), Unit 5, Building 2, Retail Park, Bundoran, Donegal; and The Swiss Cottage Kitchen (restaurant), 400 Swords Road, Santry, Dublin 9.
Four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on: Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 1st floor, 88 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Louth; Ruposhi Indian Restaurant, 1 Whitworth Road, Dublin 9; Heaven’s Cakes (food stall), Trading at the English Market, Grand Parade, Cork; and The Coachmans Tearooms (restaurant), Dublin Road, Dromiskin, Dundalk, Louth.
During the month of July, three successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on:Omniplex Cinema Wexford (take away), Strandfield, Drinagh, Wexford; Indian Taste (take away), 43 St Marys Terrace, Ballybough Road, Dublin 3; and The House Pizza (take away), 1 Shelbourne Terrace, Thomondgate, Limerick.
Commenting on these latest Closure Orders, Prof. Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI, stated that vigilance is always required in relation to food safety and that the legal onus is on food businesses to act responsibly and ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat.
In recent months, the FSAI issued nine Closure Orders in June, three Closure Orders in May and five in April.