Nine food outlets get closure orders for breaches of food safety laws

Businesses include a pub, three takeaways, three restaurants, a food stall and a butcher

Prof Alan Reilly: “Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Prof Alan Reilly: “Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 01:00

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served closure orders on nine food outlets in June for breaches of food safety laws. The businesses include a pub, three takeaways, three restaurants, a food stall and a butcher.

FSAI chief executive Alan Reilly said: “Each enforcement order sends a clear message to food businesses that unsafe food safety practices or non-compliance with food legislation is not tolerated by the inspection officers. Again and again we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising. These breaches are completely avoidable when food businesses have proper food safety management systems in place.”

The China House Food Stall, trading at the Charlemont Food Market in Dublin, and the Golden River Chinese Takeaway in Co Donegal were two businesses served with closure orders under the FSAI Act of 1998. Those orders have not been lifted. Under the Act closure orders are issued in two circumstances: where grave and immediate danger to public health is likely or for noncompliance with an improvement order.

Food businesses issued with closure orders were: Golden River Chinese Takeaway, Ramelton, Co Donegal; China House Food Stall, Charlemont Jetty, Dublin 2; Little Chipper, Killimor, Co Galway; Hibernia Inn (closed area: food production), Bray, Co Wicklow; New Paddy Field, Tullamore, Co Offaly; Apache Pizza, Tallaght, Dublin 24; Lisa’s Trattoria Restaurant, Terenure Road North, Dublin; Ruposhi Indian Restaurant, Drumcondra, Dublin 9; Country Meats, Lifford, Donegal.