Eleven food businesses were served with closure orders in August

Grocery stores, butcher shops, restaurants and a bakery were among those ordered to close last month

Eleven food businesses were served with closure orders in August

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) says that eleven closure orders were served on food businesses last month.

Grocery stores, a bakery and butcher shops were among those ordered to close.

Seven closure orders were served under the FSAI Act 1998:

  • Spar (grocery), Old Cratloe Road, Caherdavin, Limerick (closed area: delicatessen and food preparation area)
  • Casa De Burritos (restaurant), Unit C, Woodquay, Ennis, Clare
  • Trendz Longford (food stall), Lough Lene, Collinstown, Westmeath
  • Ocean Chinese Takeaway, 74 Upper Yellow Road, Waterford
  • Camden Halal (butcher), 24 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2
  • Sakura Sushi (restaurant), 157 Kimmage Road Lower, Dublin 6W
  • Spice Bazaar (grocery), Unit 2, Castle Shopping Centre, Swords, County Dublin

Separately, four closure orders were served under European Commission regulations. These orders are served when there is "non-compliance with food legislation".

The businesses affected were:

  • Javs Take Away, 16 South Main Street, Youghal, Cork
  • Namaste India (take away), 88 North King Street, Dublin 7
  • Loughbeg Farm Foods Limited (bakery), Boleagh Food Unit, Boleagh, Ballydehob, Cork
  • Brennan's Butchers, 8 Dublin Street, Carlow

Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the FSAI, said: "Such high numbers of closure orders can tarnish the entire industry, as well as the confidence consumers are entitled to have in the safety of the food they eat."