Eight Eateries Shut-down in Ireland over Food Safety Issue

Published By : 07 Jul 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served closure orders to 8 eateries in June, 2015. The FSAI passed these orders in accordance with the danger these restaurants were posing to public health.

The Cash and Carry restaurant in Finglas, Dublin was caught at fault on six counts and was fined US$6,085 that consisted of a fine amounting to US$1,094 and a total of US$4,987 to be paid to the health service executive, who filed the case against the restaurant under hygiene of foodstuffs regulations.

Other restaurants, namely Pearl River, D Limit, and Shanghai House were also ordered to shut down their businesses. Apart from these, another eatery, Posh Nosh take away, was asked to shut down twice in the month.

In addition to these orders, a prohibition order was served in the name of Cumiskey’s public house on the charges of the preparation of food there posing severe risk to the public health.

As of now, 6 of the orders served have been lifted. However, the FSAI is keeping a sharp eye on the restaurants, eateries, and food business in Ireland. Alone in May 2015, a total of 14 food businesses were served the closure orders. Till date, 45 closure orders have been served.

The chief executive at the FSAI, Dr. Pamela Byrne, stated that the violations were serious in nature and were having severe negative implications over the public health and the food industry. No explanation can justify these breaches that could pose serious risk for consumers’ health and weaken the trust on the food they consume, she added.
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