A number of business have closed their doors after being served with orders from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
The FSAI announced that it granted nine orders for breaches of food safety legislation during the month of November, with four closures and a further five prohibitions being served up to businesses across the country.
Closure Orders were imposed on the following:
- Legends (take away), 63 Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
- Pizza House (take away), Kilmacow, Kilkenny
- Brennans Pork Shop (butcher), 7&8 Dublin Street, Carlow
- Ming Court Restaurant, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
Prohibition Orders, meanwhile, were ordered for the following businesses:
- Andarl Farm (cold store), Brickens, Claremorris, Mayo
- O’Connor Butchers, The Square, Dromcollogher, Limerick
- Crusts (manufacturer/packer), Unit 41, Millennium Trade Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
- Bombay Bazaar (supermarket), Unit 25 Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5
- Forte Restaurant and Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon
Releasing a statement regarding the orders today, Chief Executive of the FSAI Dr Pamela Byrne warned that all businesses need to be aware of the appropriate safety legislation.
Describing food safety as “paramount”, Ms Byrne said: “There can be zero tolerance for negligent practices that potentially put consumers’ health at risk. It is particularly important in the lead-up to the busy Christmas period that food businesses ensure they can cope safely with the increased volumes of food they may supply.”