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Food Safety

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

SEVEN BUSINESSES WERE served with closure orders last month as a result of food safety concerns, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has confirmed. Two were in Dublin, two in Kerry, and the rest elsewhere in the country.

In the capital, the 10 Thousand Restaurant on Middle Abbey Street and the Tasty Grill on Richmond Street were handed closures orders. In Kerry, the affected businesses are the Utterly Nutterly bakery in Kenmare and the Tralee Central Hotel.

The Davak Superstores, a grocery in Drogheda; the Morning Star Food Hall in Navan and the Planet Spice restaurant in Tullamore also failed food safety inspections.

All of the orders are listed on the FSAI’s website for three months from the date of when the premises is deemed to have corrected its food safety issue. A closure order can refer to all of a business or just part of it.

Head of the FSAI Professor Alan Reilly stated that vigilance was always required from business owners in relation to food safety, and said that standards shouldn’t be allowed to slip. He said there was “absolutely no excuse for negligent practices”.

Successful prosecutions were also brought by the authority last month against A1 Cafe Limited, Tullamore and John Muldowney of The Old Bank House Restaurant, Portlaoise.

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