Eight Closure Orders Served on Food Businesses in April

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that eight Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of April for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The Closure Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Five Closure Orders was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:


Jaffa (restaurant), 10 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2
Anu’s Kitchen (restaurant), Unit 3, Glen Abbey Complex, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Asian Spices Food Market (grocery), 12 Moore Street, Dublin 1
Buffet 79 (restaurant), 10 Moore Street, Dublin 1
Chill Out Break Café (restaurant), 11 Moore Street, Dublin 1

Three Closure Orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on:


Relish (restaurant), Unit G8 & 9, Dundrum Village Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Wok Inn Chinese Take Away, Lower Main Street, Ferns, Wexford
Lotus (restaurant) (Closed Area: applies to all areas of the food business with the exception of the low risk retail area i.e. off licence and shop), 70 South Main Street, Wexford

Commenting on the Closure Orders served in April, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI warned that the legal onus is on food businesses to ensure they fully comply with food safety legislation at all times.


    “While the vast majority of food businesses are compliant with food safety and hygiene requirements, unfortunately food inspectors continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is put at possible risk through negligent practices. There are absolutely no excuses for these breaches of food law,” says Dr Byrne. “We’re urging all food businesses to ensure that they have a food safety management system in place and that it is consulted and updated on a regular basis to avoid non-compliance issues. If any food business owner is unsure of their legal requirements, they can contact the FSAI through either our advice line at info@fsai.ie or visit our website www.fsai.ie or facebook page.”


Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website. Closure Orders and Improvement Orders will remain listed on the website for a period of three months from the date of when a premises is adjudged to have corrected its food safety issue, with Prohibition Orders being listed for a period of one month.