Twelve food businesses were served with closure orders in May

A sweet shop in Dublin and supermarket in Limerick were among those ordered to close last month

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Twelve food businesses were ordered to close in May for breaches of food safety legislation.

Six orders were served under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, while the remainder came under EC regulations.

Little Acorns Country Bakery in Navan, Co Meath was prosecuted last month by the HSE for breaches in food safety.

The six businesses served closure orders under the FSAI Act were:

  • Syrian Foods (food stall), 14 Creagh Woods, Gorey, Wexford
  • Chens Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, Laois
  • Centra Lower William Street (supermarket), 9 William Street, Limerick
  • Mr Simms Old Sweet Shoppe (sweet shop), 59 Dame Street, Dublin 2
  • Lal Quila (restaurant), Tramway Terrace, Douglas Village, Douglas, Cork
  • China Kitchen (restaurant), Market Place, Clonmel, Tipperary

The six food businesses served under EC orders were:

  • “Paddy Jack” food stall (Closed activity: cooking of raw meat), Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
  • Kashmir Kebab House (take away), 15 Davis Street, Limerick
  • New Curry House (take away), 62 Newcastle Road Lower, Galway
  • The Nest (pre-school) (Closed activity: use of the main kitchen at the rear of the premises), Block C, Brabazon Hall, Ardee Street, Dublin 8
  • Caoch O'Leary (public house), Ballacolla, Laois
  • El Grito (restaurant), (Closed activity: preparation of raw kebabs), 3 Merchants Arch, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dr Pamela Byrne of the FSAI said: “It is particularly important during the summer months that all food businesses adhere to the strictest food safety measures. 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," she added.