Pizza take-away and grocery forced to close in Limerick

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Star Pizza, Denmark Street
THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland has served closure orders against two businesses in Limerick - a pizza takeaway and a grocery.

THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland has served closure orders against two businesses in Limerick - a pizza takeaway and a grocery.

The order against Star Pizza, 36 Denmark Street was served under the FSAI Act, 1998, where it is deemed that there is or is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health. It was served to Anowarul Haque.

Seven closure orders were issued in all by the FSAI.

Another order was reserved against a grocery, Biabox, Growing Enterprise Together Ltd, at Jim O’Donnell’s Yard, Atlas Avenue, Dock Road, Limerick. The order was served on April 24 last, while the order was the take-away was served five days later.

The order against the grocery was under EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 (S.I. No. 117 of 2010).

“Food safety must be paramount. Time and time again, there are instances where food businesses are potentially putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene,” said Dr Bernard Hegarty, director of service contracts, FSAI.

“Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they serve is safe to eat. This requires ongoing compliance with food safety and hygiene standards. Food businesses should take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI.

“If any food business owner is unsure of what is required of them by law, they can contact the FSAI advice line at info@fsai.ie or visit its website www.fsai.ie or Facebook page.”

Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website at www.fsai.ie.

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.

Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

Hartley’s Fish & Food (fishmonger) (Closed area: enclosed yard area at the rear), 8 Main Street, Tramore, Waterford

Star Pizza (take away), 36 Denmark Street, Limerick

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

Joe’s Family Butchers (Closed activity: the mincing of meat in the premises), Athlumney Centre, Johnstown, Navan, Meath

Mace/Duleek Service Station (grocery), Carranstown, Duleek, Meath

Premises occupied by Growing Enterprise Together Ltd at Jim O’Donnell’s Yard (grocery), Atlas Avenue, Dock Road, Limerick

C.C’s Coffee Dock, Restaurant in Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Meath

Polski Sklep Miesny (butcher) (Closure relating to handling and cutting raw meat and raw meat products), Basement, 50 South Street, New Ross, Wexford

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

Shellfish De La Mer (fish processing), Dinish Island, Castletownbere, Cork.