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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served closure notices in September
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served closure notices in September

A golf club kitchen in Cork remains closed after the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served thirteen Enforcement Orders on businesses for breaches of food safety legislation during September.

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Ten of the businesses were closed, while two were served with Improvement Orders and one was served with a Prohibition Order.   

The closure orders have since been lifted for all but Fernhill Golf & Country Club in Cork.


The six closures ordered under the FSAI Act 1998 were on:

•     Starbucks (restaurant/café), 21 Great Georges Street, Waterford;

•     Ruby King (restaurant/café), Unit 5, West Business Park, Circular Road, Roscommon;

•     Akanchawa's Honey Pot (restaurant/café), 40 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 7;

•     Fernhill Golf & Country Club (Closed area: restaurant and associated kitchen facilities within the club), Fernhill, Carrigaline, Cork;

•     Hannons Oakwood Hotel (Closed area: Kitchen area and all food service), Athlone Road, Roscommon;

•     Get Fresh Catering (restaurant/canteen), Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Roscommon.

Four closures were also served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2010 on:

•     Ashford Oriental (restaurant/café), Main Street, Ashford, Wicklow;

•     Hairy Neds Pub and Shop (Closed activity: Shop deli and all food preparation areas), Crosskeys, Cavan;

•     Big Bites Take Away, Castle Street, Roscommon;

•     Fitto Café (restaurant/café), 12/13 Catherine Street, Limerick.


Orders can be lifted when the premises have improved to the satisfaction of the authorised officer.


Improvement Orders were also issued to J2 Sushi & Bento in Navan, Meath and Asian and Arabic Food Market on Parnell Street in Limerick.


J2 Sushi & Bento has until November 11 2016 to comply, while Asian and Arabic Food Market has until October 13 2016. 


One Prohibition Order was served on Arcross Foods in Blackrock, Co. Louth for a frozen spicy chicken product.


Prohibition orders are issued if the activities, such as the handling, processing, disposal, manufacturing, storage, distribution or selling of food involve, or are likely to involve, a serious risk to public health from a particular product.


Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI expressed the seriousness of a business being served an Enforcement Order.


“They are never served for minor food safety breaches. They are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing breaches.


“There can be no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. Food businesses have a legal onus to make sure that the food they sell or serve is safe to eat,” she said.

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