Dublin burrito bars among six businesses served closure orders

Inspectors from the Food Safety Authority deemed there was a ’grave’ danger to health

A closure order is served where it is deemed that there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A closure order is served where it is deemed that there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

 

Six food businesses had closure orders served on them in February for breaking food safety laws.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) published details on Monday of orders served by environmental health officers .

A closure order is served where it is deemed that there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health.

One such order was served under the FSAI Act 1998 on the Stockwell Artisan Foods restaurant at 1 Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Five closure orders were served under the EU regulations on Orchid Harbour restaurant, Main Street, Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford; Mad Cow Milkshakes, Burgers & Kebabs (take away), 1 Annamoe Road, Cabra, Dublin 7;

Little Ass Burrito Bar (closed activity: preparation and cooking of raw chicken only), 32A Dawson Street, Dublin 2; Mamas Revenge restaurant, 12 Leinster Street South, Dublin 2 and Kelleghan Catering Limited (closed activity: preparation and supply of ready to eat food to other food businesses), Convent Street/Main Street, Tallow, Co Waterford.

All the orders, apart from the order served on Kellghan Catering, were lifted in February or early March.

FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said consumers must be confident at all times that the food they are eating is safe.

“There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices.

“Food businesses must recognise that they have a legal responsibility to make sure that the food they sell or serve is safe to consume,”Dr Byrne said.

She urged businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the FSAI and food safety inspectors to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place.