Ten Irish food outlets to shut down over food safety breaches
Ten food outlets across Ireland are to close due to breaches in food safety which include rodent and cockroach infestations.
Other failings include filthy conditions with aged dirt and debris and raw chicken stored on a dirty floor.
Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive during the month of September.
The information comes from a statement released today by the The Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
These breaches in food safety legislation are in direct accordance to the FSAI Act, 1998 and EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
In September, six Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- Glebe Gardens and Café (Part closed: Bakery Storeroom), Baltimore, Cork
- Spar (retailer), 23 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4
- Akash (restaurant/café), 7 George’s Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin
- Larry’s Marino Fair (Part closed: Food storage at rear of 203 Philipsburgh Ave, Marino, Dublin 3) (butcher), 205 Philipsburgh Ave, Marino, Dublin 3
- Caspian Pizza (restaurant/café), Main Street Car Park, Donegal Town, Donegal
- Alfredos (take away), Unit 9, Ballybane Shopping Centre, Ballybane Road, Galway
Four Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:
- Chens Oriental Taste (restaurant/café), Unit 1 and Unit 2, Main Street, Rochfortbridge, Westmeath
- Harrys Bar and Restaurant Ltd (manufacturer), Bridgend, Donegal
- The Village Store/Kelly’s Last Chance Bar (retailer), Rathcabbin, Nenagh, Tipperary
- Corrib Catering, Leisureland, Salthill, Galway
Dr. Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI today said:
“There were ten Closure Orders served on food businesses in September and common non-compliances are filthy conditions and poor hygiene.
“Some of the specific reasons the Orders were served this month include: evidence of rodent infestation; failure to maintain temperatures of foodstuffs; filthy conditions with aged dirt and debris; unsuitable food storage facilities; evidence of extensive cockroach infestation; and raw chicken stored on a dirty floor.”
Full details of the Enforcement Orders served on food businesses are published on www.fsai.ie.
Written by Nick Fitzgerald.