The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued six closure orders during the month of February for breaches of food safety legislation.
Among them was popular Dublin 2 establishment Little Ass Burrito Bar on Dawson Street which was ordered to close its preparation of raw chicken. Cabra takeaway Mad Cow Milkshakes, Burgers & Kebabs as well as Mamas Revenge burrito hut in Dublin 2 were the others from the capital, both served with orders imposed under the 2010 EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations.
The Orchid Harbour restaurant in Kilmuckridge Co. Wexford was given a similar order while Stockwell Artisan Foods restaurant in Drogheda, Co Louth was served a closure order under the FSAI Act 1998. Kelleghan Catering Limited in Co Waterford was ordered to close its preparation and supply of ready to eat food to other food businesses.
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Dr. Pamela Byrne, chief executive of FSAI, said food business have "no excuse" for serving unsafe food. "We are re-emphasising to all food businesses the need for ongoing and consistent compliance with food safety and hygiene legislation.
"This requires putting appropriate food safety management procedures in place and making sure they are strictly adhered to at all times," said Dr Byrne.
With the exception of Kellghan Catering, all the orders were lifted in February or early March.