Food safety is of the utmost importance for our families, and businesses around the country are being urged to be extra vigilant regarding their health and safety procedures during the warmer weather.


The warning comes after 12 closure orders were issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) to food businesses during May, for breaches of food safety legislation.


Under the FSAI Act, 1998, Closure Orders were issued to:

  • Syrian Foods (food stall), 14 Creagh Woods, Gorey, Wexford
  • Chens Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Laois
  • Centra Lower William Street (supermarket), 9 William Street, Limerick
  • Mr Simms Old Sweet Shoppe (sweet shop), 59 Dame Street, Dublin 2
  • Lal Quila (restaurant), Tramway Terrace, Douglas Village, Douglas, Cork
  • China Kitchen (restaurant), Market Place, Clonmel, Tipperary

Under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, further Closure Orders were issued to:

  • “Paddy Jack” food stall (Closed activity: cooking of raw meat), Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
  • Kashmir Kebab House (take away), 15 Davis Street, Limerick
  • New Curry House (take away), 62 Newcastle Road Lower, Galway
  • The Nest (pre-school) (Closed activity: use of the main kitchen at the rear of the premises), Block C, Brabazon Hall, Ardee Street, Dublin 8
  • Caoch O'Leary (public house), Ballacolla, Laois
  • El Grito (restaurant), (Closed activity: preparation of raw kebabs), 3 Merchants Arch, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dr Pamela Byrne, of the FSAI, shared the following message to food businesses operating during the summer: “A rise in temperature during warm weather increases the potential for the bugs to multiply which can cause food poisoning. It is vital that food is chilled and stored at the correct temperature in line with best food safety practices.”


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