Limerick takeaway ordered to close for second time in a year

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Limerick takeaway ordered to close for second time in a year

A Closure Order was served on the proprietor of Hot Spot on Monday

THE Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has confirmed a take away in Limerick city remains closed after a Closure Order was served on its proprietor earlier this week.

The order, under the provisions of the FSAI Act 1998, was served on Razwan Sulwara who operates Hot Spot, Parnell Street on Monday (January 29) after environmental health officers with the Health Service Executive conducted an inspection of the premises.

The FSAI has not disclosed the specific reasons as to why the premises was ordered to close.

The same premises was also ordered to close this time last year following an inspection on January 30, 2017.

In his report following last year’s inspection, a HSE inspector stated there was an “absence of hot water for personal, structural and operational hygiene purposes” when he visited the business on the day.

In his report, the inspector also informed the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) that there had been a “failure” by the operator of the takeaway business “to maintain the premises in a clean condition and good repair”.

It’s not known if the Closure Order served on Mr Sulwara this week is connected to the issues of concern which were identified last year.