A coffee shop in Our Lady’s Hospital, in Navan, Co Meath was among seven places served with a closure order last month, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). One other food premises was served with a Prohibition Order

CC’s Coffee Dock was among the premises served with closure orders by the FSAI in April. The closure order was due to a rodent problem. It reopened on 5 April. Following the coffee shop reopening, the HSE stated that “the issue of pest control is treated very seriously by hospital management and every effort is made to ensure premises are free from vermin and other pests”.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was established under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998. The Act was enacted in July 1998 and came into effect on 1st January 1999.

The principal function of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland is to take all reasonable steps to ensure that food produced, distributed or marketed in the State meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene reasonably available and to ensure that food complies with legal requirements, or where appropriate with recognised codes of good practice.





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