The Food Safety Authority of Ireland also revealed that it served a prohibition order on a SuperValu store in Ballymun.
One of the seven closure orders issued in August was served under the FSAI Act, 1998, on Akash Restaurant in Blackrock, Co Dublin, while the others, served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, were issued to Juno’s Café Deli, Parkgate St, Dublin; Tasty Bite in Bantry, Co Cork; the Abbey Tavern pub in Tuam, Co Galway, and Fuchsia House & Gables Bar in Ardee, Co Louth.
Two pubs in Mayo were issued with closure orders relating to their food service. TJ O’Toole’s pub in Tourmakeady had its supply of food from the kitchen issued with a closure order while a similar order on preparing and serving foods was imposed on The Larches Bar in Claremorris.
Alan Reilly, FSAI chief executive, called on businesses to use the resources provided by the authority to ensure they are providing safe food for consumers.
“The legal onus is on food businesses to act responsibly and ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat. There is absolutely no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices.
“We are urging businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place.”