12% Increase in Food Safety Enforcement Orders in 2011

A total of 82 Enforcement Orders were served for breaches in food safety legislation in 2011 compared with 73 in 2010 according to The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), a 12 per cent increase.

Between 1st January and 31st December 2011, Enforcement Officers served included 66 Closure Orders, six Improvement Orders and 10 Prohibition Orders on food businesses throughout the country.  This compares with 57 Closure Orders, four Improvement Orders and 12 Prohibition Orders issued in 2010.

The Regency Hotel (kitchens and bars) in Whitehall’s Swords Road in Dublin was listed among five Closure Orders served on food businesses in December.

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