The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has recently handed out closure orders to three Dublin restaurants.
Under the FSAI Act of 1998 orders were handed to:
- Restaurant and cafe Takara Ramen & Demi Sushi Bar on Abbey Street
- The Old Punch Bowl pub in Booterstown. In this case the order affects the kitchen not the bar.
While under The Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulation of 2010 an order was handed to Victoria Asian Cuisine in Monkstown.
Generally restaurants receive closure orders for breaches in food safety laws.
An order can require a premises to immediately close all or part of its activities.
In the case of Victoria Asian Cuisine the report states, 'very poor operational practices present an unacceptable risk to food safety.'
Takara received an order for, 'substantial evidence that rats are active' in areas used for 'washing equipment, preparing sushi rice and preparing ingredients for soup'
The kitchen of The Old Punch Bowl was handed an order for rodent droppings and inadequate measures to control pests.
Elsewhere in Ireland
Another five Irish restaurants were given closure orders in March.
Under the FSAI Act of 1998 these were:
- Cuppa City Coffee in Cork
- One kitchen in Xian Street Food in Galway
- Red Chilli in Maynooth
The Gourmet Tart Company in Galway and Indian kitchen of the Apache Pizza & Curry House in Meath were given orders under The Official Control of Foodstuffs Regulation of 2010.
Red Chilli in Maynooth was handed an order for issues with cleanliness.
Xian Street Food and Apache Pizza & Curry House are in hot water for not having an adequate food prep area.
Cuppa City Coffee had noticeable rodent droppings while The Gourmet Tart Company in Galway was at risk of cross-contamination.
If you'd like to read more about these premises check out the FSAI website here.