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Thai and Chinese restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month

The FSAI said while most food businesses maintain high standards of food safety, this is not always the case.

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TWO CLOSURE ORDERS were served to businesses in Louth and Dublin last month for breaching food safety rules.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) released its latest report today, which shows that two closure orders and one prohibition order were served on food businesses during the month of April under the FSAI Act 1998.

Two closure orders were served on:

  • New Great Wall (takeaway), 31a Castledown Road, Dundalk, Louth
  • New Century Thai and Chinese Take Away, 6 Prospect Road, Harts Corner, Dublin 9

One prohibition order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 to PTM-Schabik (butcher shop), Unit 14, Park Road Business Park, Park Road, Waterford.

An improvement order was given by the HSE under the FSAI Act 1998 to retailer Yemco Enterprise, Whitestown Road, Rush, Co Dublin.

In April, a successful prosecution was carried out by the HSE in relation to Roma’s Grill, on The Crescent, Boyle, Co Roscommon.

Commenting on the enforcement orders served in April, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI said that all food businesses must comply with food safety legislation in order to protect consumers’ health.

“While most food businesses are committed to maintaining the highest standards of food safety for the health of their customers, unfortunately this is not always the case.

“Although, it is encouraging that there have only been two Closure Orders for the month of April, we are urging all food businesses to ensure that they have a robust food safety management system in place and that it is consulted on a regular basis and updated, where necessary, to ensure non-compliance issues and breaches of food safety legislation don’t occur.”

More information can be read on the FSAI’s website.

Read: What does a ‘closure order’ mean for a restaurant?

More: Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent – here’s why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016

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