Sam’s Seafoods in Cork has confirmed that it will be reopening after a two-year closure due to a “medical emergency” involving a member of the public.
Sam’s Seafeeds is based in The Liffey and has been at the site since 2014.
It has been closed since March 2017 due to an illness that was diagnosed in May 2018.
The fish had been sourced from the Cork Port, where the company has a warehouse, and the company confirmed the closure on its website.
It said it was not in the business of selling its seafood to the public but wanted to reassure customers that the company is continuing to supply seafoods to local restaurants.
The health and safety of its employees, the wider industry and the public is the company’s primary concern, the company said.
The closure was the result of the health and hygiene of staff, the facility and its surrounding environment, the statement said.
This situation has been an issue for the past two years, Sam’s said.
“We are currently in the process of preparing to reopen to the general public, in order to avoid further disruption to the Cork seafood industry,” the statement read.
“It is in the best interests of Sam’s and the seafood industry that this is handled in the safest and most efficient way possible.”
Sam’s said it will not reopen until further notice.