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This restaurant has been shut down twice by the Food Safety Authority

There were just three enforcement orders in total last month.

IT WAS A relatively quiet month for the Food Safety Authority, with just two closure orders and a prohibition order issued to restaurants in October.

This is compared to seven in September, 12 in August, and seventeen in July.

One of the two closure orders was The Crescent View Restaurant on the quay in Wexford town, which was closed in connection with control of foodstuffs regulations.

PastedImage-45709 The Crescent View Restaurant Source: Screenshot via Google Maps

This is the second time in three months this Wexford eatery has faced a closure order. It was closed under the FSAI Act in July of this year.

The New Ross Standard reports that it was reopened after one day on that occasion.

The Curry Leaf restaurant on Leinster Street in Athy, Co Kildare, was issued with a closure order in connection with the FSAI Act in October.

Under food safety legislation, a closure order is issued where it’s deemed there’s likely to be “a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises” or where less serious improvement orders aren’t complied with.

It can be lifted by the FSAI once issues are addressed.

One other business, Ina’s Kitchen Desserts Limited in Walkinstown, Dublin 12, received a prohibition order.

The FSAI’s chief executive Pamela Byrne said that food businesses “must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they sell or serve is safe to eat”.

Read: Was your favourite takeaway closed over food safety concerns in September? >

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