Five food businesses in Ireland ordered to close following failures in hygiene and food safety

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued five closure orders and one prohibition order last month to food businesses which failed to comply with the standards.

The businesses are located in Dublin, Meath, Waterford, Wexford and Offaly.

The reasons for the orders included rodent droppings; a build-up of food debris; exposed piping and rotten wood in male staff facilities; and evidence that cleaning and disinfection was not being done frequently enough to avoid contamination risks.

One Closure Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Treacys Hotel (Closed area: The main kitchen and upstairs ancillary storage areas and staff facilities), 1 The Quay, Waterford

Four Closure Orders were served under the European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations, 2020 on:

  • Feng Yuan Meats, Rear of 8 Meath Street, Dublin 8
  • Hu Botanicals Ltd (All of the business, its establishments, holdings or other premises (including Aughadreena, Stradone, Co. Cavan) and all social media platforms operated by or on behalf of Hu Botanicals Ltd.), Out Offices, Balsoon Bective, Navan, Meath
  • Kiely’s Centra, Rosslare Road, Killinick, Wexford
  • Café India, Patricks Court, Patricks Street, Tullamore, Offaly

One Prohibition Order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Olivia’s Food, 380 South Circular, Dublin 8

“It is unacceptable that we continue to find non-compliance with food safety legislation. Food business operators who do not fulfil their legal obligations to ensure food safety and hygiene are potentially putting their customer’s health at risk.” said Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI.

“Enforcement Orders and most especially Closure Orders and Prohibition Orders are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing serious breaches of food legislation. Enforcement Orders are not served for minor breaches,” said Dr Byrne.

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