A Dublin City centre eatery is among five food businesses where closure orders were issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) last month.

Environmental health officers issued the order to close for some days, three eateries under the Food Safety Authority Act 1998.

Two closure orders were also issued under European legislation, EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010, but also for a few days.

A successful prosecution was also carried out last month by the HSE (Health Service Executive) against one Chinese restaurant.

The number of ongoing cases involving “improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising” was particularly disappointing, Food Safety Authority chief executive Professor Alan Reilly said. Greater vigilance was needed to ensure standards were not allowed to slip and pit consumers at risk, he said.

The FSAI has issued 28 closure orders so far this year. Last year the number of enforcement orders taken against businesses for breaching food safety laws was up by 31 per cent , hitting a record of 143.


Source: Iris Times