Restaurant on UCD campus is closed for breaches of food safety

There were also two successful prosecutions by the HSE last month

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The UCD campus at Belfield | Image: Facebook/University College Dublin

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued one closure order and one prohibition order on food businesses last month.

The orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

One closure order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on Earl's Delicatessen (restaurant), School of Architecture, University College Dublin, Richview, Clonskeagh in Dublin 14.

While a prohibition order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on Sheahans Butchers, Church Street, Caherciveen in Co Kerry.

And during the month of January, two successful prosecutions were also carried out by the HSE on: Kelleghan Catering Food Stall, Main Street, Tallow in Co Waterford and Millbridge Meats (butcher), 3A Millbridge Court, Kilmacrennan in Donegal.

Commenting on the orders, FSAI chief executive Pamela Byrne said that food businesses need to be vigilant at all times in relation to food safety to ensure full compliance with food legislation.

"Food businesses must recognise that the legal onus is on them to make sure that the food they sell or 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,", she added.

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