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THE FOOD SAFETY Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that nine businesses were served with closure orders during October.
Four closures were ordered under the FSAI Act of 1998 and five under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations Act 2010.
In another case, the HSE secured three prosecutions against the owners of Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey, Donegal.
Mayo County Council also served a prohibition order against Paul Howley, a wholesaler/distributor from Ross, Castlebar, Mayo.
The food businesses which were served closure orders were:
- Sunnybank Hotel (Closed area: Public bar only), 68 – 70 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
- Millars Restaurant (adjoining pub remains open), Ballydangan, Athlone, Roscommon
- Shan (restaurant/café), 6 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
- K&C Norton Wholesale Foods Limited, Unit 5C, Ballymount Road Lower, Ballymount Trading Estate, Ballymount, Dublin 1
- Dynasty Chinese Restaurant & Take Away, Unit 9, Ballymun Town Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11
- 7 Star Pizza (take-away), (Closed area: potato peeling and chip production room on first floor), 68 Main Street, Mallow, Cork
- Midnight Express (take-away), Main Street, Mullagh, Cavan
- Bella House (restaurant/café), Castle Street, Kells, Meath
- CoCo Asian & Chinese Takeaway, Main Street, Ballingarry, Limerick
Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI stressed the importance of food safety management systems to ensure full compliance with legislation.
“Food safety is of crucial importance for public health and there can be no excuses from non-compliant food businesses.
“The serving of ten enforcement orders shows the importance of having a robust food inspection system to check that food businesses are complying with the food safety laws.”