Food safety director shocked at high number of outlets not complying with rules

Warning about increased risk of foodborne diseases during hot weather


The Food Safety Authority of Ireland yesterday published details of 19 enforcement orders served in May for breaches of food safety legislation.

Pacinos restaurant on Suffolk Street, Dublin had a closure order served on it on May 2nd, and lifted the following day. On May 17th, a prohibition order was also served on the premises, ordering the withdrawal of foods including dairy products, vegetables and meat which were located in a rear laneway. The order was lifted on the same day.

The other closure orders were served on: Griffin on the Green on 12 St Stephens Green; part of the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis; Chopsticks restaurant at the Ilac Centre, part of the Lydon House Catering facility at Roscommon Race Course: Poc ar Buile public house in Ballinrostig, Whitegate, Co Cork; the Curry King restaurant in Clogheen, Tipperary; Morning Star Food Hill grocery store in Navan, Co Meath; Jade Garden take-away in Headford, Co Galway; Rose Palace Chinese restaurant, Well Road, Portlaoise: Sichuan House restaurant on Dublin’s Parnell Street; Hong Kong seafood restaurant, also on Parnell Street, Dynasty restaurant, Main Street, Ballymun; a food stall operated by Ali Ammar at Geashill, Co Offaly and the Head Chef food stall, on Main Street, Skibbereen.