Two Limerick food premises ordered to close

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Two Limerick food premises ordered to close

The Centra store on Lower Willam Street and Kashmir Kebab and Curry House, Davis Street were ordered to close in May

THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has confirmed that two premises in Limerick city were the subject of closure orders during May.

The Centra supermarket at 9 Lower William Street was ordered to close on May 13, last but has since reopened after the order was lifted three days later.

Separately, Kashmir Kebab House at 15 Davis Street was ordered to close on May 25, last and according to the FSAI the order remains in place.

In both cases, the closure orders were issued by environmental health officers with the Health Service Executive who conducted inspections of the premises.The Centra store was closed after it was found to be in breach of the 1998 FSAI Act, while the Kashmir Kebab House was closed under the provisions of the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010. The FSAI has not disclosed the specific reasons as to why either of the premises were ordered to close.

There were 12 Closure Orders across the country during May and Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI, stated that food businesses need to be extra vigilant during the warmer weather.

“A rise in temperature during warm weather increases the potential for the bugs to multiply which can cause food poisoning.  It is vital that food is chilled and stored at the correct temperature in line with best food safety practices.  All food businesses must have robust food safety management systems in place to ensure the highest protection for their customers. We advise all food businesses, to ensure they are prepared for the increase in temperature and that all staff are trained to ensure that best food safety procedures are understood and applied,” she said.