Popular Dublin restaurant forced to close suddenly over food safety concerns

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One popular Dublin restaurant was forced to close by the Food Safety Authority in November it has been revealed.

The food premises was shut last month over safety concerns according to the Closure Orders information on the FSAI’s website.

Shiro Sushi with an address of 10 Moore Street was served with the order on November 12 but it was lifted over two weeks later on November 27.

In total, two food businesses were forced to shut in November all around Ireland with the other based in Waterford.

The reasons why each business was forced to close is still unknown with the details not expected to be available for around another week.

You can find more information on the FSAI website.

The news comes as pubs and restaurants can open their doors again with Ireland entering Level 3 restrictions.

Restaurants, cafes and gastropubs that have their own kitchens will be allowed reopen their indoor dining area from Friday, December 4th.

The ‘€9 euro substantial meal’ rule that was in place before the current level five lockdown period will still be in place.

But a new layer to this is that all food must be prepared onsite.

Hotels will be allowed to offer indoor dining services from December 4th, subject to the same rules as restaurants and gastropubs.

Wet pubs shut except for takeaways

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Wet pubs are closed except for takeaways.

Taoiseach Micháel Martin said: “Unfortunately, nothing in the research available to government supports any further reopening of so-called ‘wet pubs’ at this stage.

“I know how deeply frustrating this will be for business owners in this sector.

“I fully accept their goodwill about respecting guidelines, but the reality is that reopening indoor hospitality carries risks and there is only so far we can safely go.

“I want to reassure them that additional supports, over and above what is currently in place, will be made available to owners to help them into the new year and prepare for their eventual reopening.”

How long can you stay for?

The 1 hour 45 minute limit will still apply too, although if you’re more than 2m apart from the next table you can stay for longer.

It’ll be max of six at a table and there’s no limit on the amount households like there was last time.

But there is one key difference that will likely see a lot of pubs that served food before not reopening.

The kitchen rule

Food now has to be made on-site.

Many pubs around Ireland had previously teamed up with local restaurants while others had been preparing meals elsewhere and bringing them in.

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Unless those places have kitchen areas that previously weren’t being used they won’t be allowed to reopen on December 4th.

Source: Dublin News