Hotels in Tipperary and Wexford were among the 12 closure orders issued to food businesses last month, according to the latest figures from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Docks Hotel in New Ross, Wexford, saw all its food operations, including bar, nightclub and the service of all food and drinks, closed for a violation of EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010, while the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel in Cahir, Co Tipperary, was issued with a closure order that excluded the sale and service of beverages at its hotel bar under the FSAI Act 1998.
Four more closure orders were served under the FSAI Act 1998 on Kebabish Tandoori, 39 Lower Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8; Sami Halal Store, 63 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8; Asian Foods, Blackrock Market, 19a Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin and Quinns Pub, 42-44 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9.
Six further closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 on KOI, Main Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin; Slane Bake, High Street, Slane, Meath; Phoenix House Chinese Takeaway, The Square, Tubbercurry, Sligo; SRM Book and Cook, City North Business Campus, Stamullen, Meath; Juno’s Café, 26 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 and Palki Indian Restaurant, Bowgate Street, Ballinrobe, Mayo.
Also during the month of September, two successful prosecutions were carried out by the Health Service Executive on Shangri-La Restaurant and Station House Hotel, both in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Describing the level of closure orders in September as ‘high’, Prof Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI, said that food businesses need to be vigilant in relation to food safety at all times to ensure full compliance with regulations.
“The environmental health officers who inspect these food businesses continue to find unacceptable levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation. Time and time again, they encounter cases of food businesses that are potentially putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices,” he said.
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