Business as normal for Limerick supermarket as partial Closure Order is lifted

David Hurley


David Hurley


Limerick supermarket ordered to close deli and food preparation area

A Closure Order was served on Spar, Old Cratloe Road on August 30, last. It was lifted on September 6

A Limerick supermarket has fully re-opened after a partial Closure Order was lifted.

The order, under the provisions of the FSAI Act 1998, related to the delicatessen and food preparation area at Spar, Old Cratloe Road.

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), the Closure Order was served on August 30, last after environmental health officers with the Health Service Executive conducted an inspection.

The order was lifted on Tuesday and the store is now trading as normal again.

The FSAI has not disclosed the specific reasons as to why the premises was ordered to partially close although it is understood that renovations have been taking place at the store,

There were 11 Closure Orders across the country during August and Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive of the FSAI, is warning that the legal onus is on food businesses to ensure that the food they serve and sell is safe to eat at all times. 

“The majority of food businesses follow high standards and are compliant with food safety legislation. However, inspectors continue to encounter cases where consumers’ health is jeopardised through a failure to comply with food safety and hygiene requirements. All food businesses must have a food safety management system in place that is consulted and updated on a regular basis, in order to avoid non-compliance issues and breaches of food safety legislation,” she said.