A closure order was served on a restaurant in Kiltimagh during April according to a report from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI ). The enforcement order was issued by environmental health officers in the HSE on New Jasmine House (restaurant ), Aiden Street, Kiltimagh on April 23.
A closure order is issued if, in the opinion of the authorised officer, there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at/or in the food premises. An order may be lifted when the premises has improved to the satisfaction of the authorised officer.
A total of seven closure orders, one improvement order, and one prohibition order were served on food businesses around the country during the month of April for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs ) Regulations, 2010. The enforcement orders were issued by environmental health officers in the HSE.
Prof Alan Reilly, chief executive, FSAI said: “Full compliance with food safety and hygiene standards is essential for all food businesses. There is absolutely no excuse for putting consumers’ health at risk through negligent practices. We are urging businesses to take full advantage of the information and support provided by the inspectorate and the FSAI to ensure that they have the correct food safety management systems in place.”