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Was your favourite take-away closed over safety concerns last month?

17 food businesses around the country were.

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A MILKSHAKE TAKE-AWAY, fish and chips joint and Chinese restaurant were among the 17 locations targeted by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month.

In its latest monthly report, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said that 16 closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses in July for breaches of food safety legislation, under the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

The enforcement orders were issued by environmental health officers in the HSE.

The nine closure orders were handed out to:

  • Mad Cow Milkshakes, Burgers & Kebabs (take away), 1 Annamoe Road, Cabra, Dublin 7
  • Bay Fish and Chips (restaurant), Main Street, Liscannor, Clare
  • Molloys (public house), 59 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
  • Casa De Burritos (restaurant), Unit C, Woodquay, Ennis, Clare
  • Rockin Joe’s (restaurant), 115 O’Connell St, Limerick
  • The Ice Box – Balbriggan (off licence), Castlemill Shopping Centre, Hamlet Lane, Balbriggan, County Dublin
  • Spring Chinese Restaurant, 83 Main Street, Mallow, Cork
  • The Crescent View Restaurant, Crescent Quay, Wexford
  • CFM Catering Limited (food packers), Knockhouse, Gracedieu, Waterford

Seven closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:

  • Tropicway Wholesale/Retail (grocery) (closed activity: decanting, blending & packaging of foodstuffs in the first floor room), 9-10 Academy Street, Navan, Meath (first of two Closure Orders served on Tropicway Wholesale/Retail in July)
  • Tropicway Wholesale/Retail (grocery), 9-10 Academy Street, Navan, Meath 
  • Lisa’s Trattoria (restaurant), 81 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin 6W
  • Castlemill Roma Take Away, Unit 7, Castlemill Shopping Centre, Hamlet Lane, Balbriggan, County Dublin
  • La Trattoria (restaurant), Stone Court, Roscommon Town, Roscommon
  • Blackwater Lodge Hotel (closed activity: all food preparation and service activities in and from the kitchen and ancillary areas), The Square, Blackwater, Enniscorthy, Wexford
  • Jojo’s Chinese Restaurant, 104 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

One prohibition order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Gary Creaven Fish Sales (wholesaler), Menlo, Galway

Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI, expressed her disappointment at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their food businesses are fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation.

While the vast majority of food businesses are compliant with food safety legislation, unfortunately we continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is put at risk through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements.
These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.

Any food business owner who is unsure of what is required of them by law can contact the FSAI advice line at info@fsai.ie or visit its website www.fsai.ie or Facebook page.

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