10 food businesses ordered to close

Ten food businesses were served with closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation last month.

10 food businesses ordered to close

Two prohibition orders were also served on food outlets during the month by environmental health officers in the HSE.

The chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), Prof Alan Reilly, said he was disappointed that the number of enforcement orders were significantly higher than the same month last year.

“Every enforcement order is one too many and each order lowers consumer confidence, not just in the business involved, but in the industry as a whole,” he said.

Five closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998, on:

*Amerta Chinese Restaurant, No. 1 Clifton Avenue, Monkstown, Dublin;

*German Cakes and Snacks (restaurant), 15 Percival St, Kanturk, Co Cork;

*Imperial Chinese Restaurant, 3-4 The Spa, Mallow, Co Cork;

*Asian European Foodstore, 39 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork City;

*Office Catering, third floor PCRS, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Five closure orders were served under the European Communities (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, on:

*Jimmy’s Take Away, Market Square, Mountrath, Co Laois;

*McGovern’s Victuallers, High St, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim;

*Grocery food business carried out by Maria Lidia Silva da Cruz and Joao Antonio da Cruz, 10 The Steeples, Duleek, Co Meath;

*Boody’s Chipper, Three Bullet Gate, New Ross, Co Wexford;

*Gojinka (restaurant), Manor Mall Shopping Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.

Prohibition orders were served on Taste of the Sea (fishmonger), 1 Merchants Sq, The Market, Ennis, Co Clare and McGovern’s Victuallers, High St, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.

Successful prosecutions were carried out by the HSE and Monaghan County Council on Dragon Inn, 109 Newport Terrace, Barrack St, Co Waterford, and Flynn’s Irish Meats, John Matthews Enterprise Centre, Clones, Co Monaghan.

Prof Reilly said it was up to every food business to review their food safety procedures and ensure consumer health and safety is top of their agenda.

*Food business owners can contact the FSAI advice line on 1890 336677.

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