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9 enforcement orders served up to Irish food premises in April

The orders were served to pubs, restaurants, and a food stall, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said today.

A CHINESE RESTAURANT, kebab house and food stall were among the food premises served with enforcement orders last month.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said that seven closure orders, one improvement order and one prohibition order were served that month for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Closure orders

Two closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • New Jasmine House (restaurant), Aiden Street, Kiltimagh, Mayo
  • Spiceland (restaurant), Main Street, Rathdowney, Laois

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

  • Laois Kebab House (restaurant), 1 Coote Street, Portlaoise, Laois
  • Paddy Jack (food stall) (processing section of stall), Cuffsboro, Ballacolla, Laois
  • Fate Restaurant, 6 Bayview, Bettystown, Meath
  • The Half Barrel (public house) (Vegetable Store and Fuel Store Only), Whitegate, Clare
  • Premises occupied by Mr Tanveer Ahmed Bhatti (take-away), 1 Abbey Street, Roscrea, Tipperary

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

  • Spar (grocery), 5 Fitzmaurice Road, Ballygall, Dublin 11

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

  • Little Caesar’s Palace (restaurant), 4-5 Balfe Street, Dublin 2

Professor Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI said:

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.

The FSAI will be holding a series of free ‘Breakfast Bites’ events over the coming months aimed at owners and managers of small food businesses as well as those thinking of setting up a small food business.

The first Breakfast Bite will focus on the regulatory requirements for setting up a new food business in Ireland. It will take place from 8am to 9.30am on Thursday 16 May at the FSAI’s offices in Dublin. Registration and further information is available at www.fsai.ie/events

Food business operators who are unsure of what is required of them by law can contact the FSAI advice line on 1890 336677 or visit www.fsai.ie.

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