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Health risks found in eight food outlets

SUPERVALU was issued with a prohibition order banning the sale of certain cooked meats and cheeses at one of its Dublin stores last month.

It was one of eight food businesses issued with an enforcement action in August, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said.

The Supervalu store on Main St, Ballymun, Dublin 11 was issued with the prohibition order on August 26 banning the sale of all high risk foods such as cooked meats and cheeses stored in a fridge in its deli area.

Prohibition orders ban the sale of a certain batch of food, if it is believed it could pose a serious risk to public health.

Supervalu's parent group Musgrave said the prohibition order specifically related to one fridge and was resolved on August 29 when the fridge in question was upgraded.

Seven restaurants and pubs were issued with closure orders during August.

These included Juno's Café Deli, Parkgate St, Dublin 8; Tasty Bite, Main St, Bantry, Cork; Abbey Tavern, The Square, Tuam, Galway; Akash restaurant, George's Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin; Fuchsia House & Gables Bar, Ardee, Co Louth and the food preparation area of The Larches Bar, Claremorris, Co Mayo.

All of these had the orders lifted as soon as the problems were rectified.

Closure orders are issued if there is deemed likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health and can apply to all or part of a premises. TJ O'Toole pub in Tourmakeady, Co Mayo also received a closure order applying to its food business.

Irish Independent