And among them was the deli, bakery, and loose fruit and vegetable areas in Tesco Ballyfermot. That Closure Order was lifted on July 17.
All nine businesses were closed for breaches of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998, and included restaurants, cafes and, in one case, a supermarket.
Under these regulations, a food business may receive an order if, in the opinion of FSAI inspectors, there is likely to be a “grave and immediate danger” to public health on its premises.
Orders can be placed on an entire premises, or just a specific part of one – such as a kitchen or storage area – and are lifted when there is sufficient improvement in the eyes of the FSAI.
The nine Closure Orders issued for Ireland were:
- Punjab Pantry, 39 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2
- Aroma Chinese, 72 St Laurence’s Park, Stillorgan (Closure Order lifted July 13)
- The deli, bakery, and loose fruit and vegetable areas in Tesco Ballyfermot (Closure Order lifted July 17)
- Moo’s Burrito, 63 George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin (Closure Order lifted July 19)
- The basement dry goods store and basement cleaning store of Hartley’s, 1 Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin (Closure Order lifted July 26)
- Tasty Spice, Main Street, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois (lifted 7 July)
- Weeping Thaiger, New Town Centre Naas, Co. Kildare (lifted 28 July)
- Costa Coffee, Unit 1 Longford Retail Park, Co. Longford (lifted 19 July)
- Zam Zam Kebab House, 16 Mallin Street, Co. Wexford (lifted 1 August)
In all but one case, the Closure Orders have since been lifted and the affected premises are now reopen.