The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has confirmed that 124 enforcement orders were served on food businesses for breaches in food safety legislation in 2019, an increase of 13% compared to 2018’s figure of 110.
Between 1st January and 31st December 2019, food inspectors served 107 closure orders, 4 improvement orders and 13 prohibition orders on food businesses throughout the country. The types of recurring food safety issues that lead to enforcement orders included: evidence of rodent infestation and rodent droppings; failure to maintain correct temperatures of foodstuffs; a lack of knowledge of food safety by staff; and unsuitable food storage facilities.
During the month of December 2019, 6 closure orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Six closure Ooders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
- The Carrots Tail Ltd. (Restaurant/Café), 192 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
- Joe’s Take Away, 3 Dean Street, Kilkenny
- Beef and Lobster (Restaurant/Café), Unit 1 and 2 Parliament Building, 37-40 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
- Circle K Service Station, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
- Indian Aagrah/Bombay Brasserie (Restaurant/ Café), 89 Sundays Well Road, Cork
- Lidl Ireland GmbH (Closed area: Main store and warehouse, bakery preparation area, temporary storage container and adjoining delivery area), M1 Retail Park, Mell, Drogheda, Louth