Friday 23 August 2019

Food watchdog issues four premises with closure orders

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Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

A pizza restaurant was one of four premises in Ireland to be issued with closure orders last month.

The businesses were reprimanded by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in October.

Three businesses were forced to temporarily close under the FSAI Act of 1998. These were Beijing Taste Buffet (restaurant), 23-24 North Main Street, Cork, Saffron (restaurant), Creeslough, Donegal, and Chick Chicken (take away), 10 East Beach, Cobh, Cork.

Another business - New York Pizza (restaurant), Main Street, Ballina, Tipperary - was forced to temporarily halt operations under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 .

The FSAI also said one prosecution was taken by the Health Service Executive in relation to the Dropping Well pub in Milltown, Dublin 6.

Dr Pamela Byrne, the FSAI’s Chief Executive said it was “disappointing” to see four closure orders.

“Unfortunately there continues to be a small number of food businesses not complying with their legal requirements.  Food businesses must recognise that they are legally bound to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat.”

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