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124 Enforcement Orders served in 2019

124 Enforcement Orders were served on food businesses for breaches in food safety legislation in 2019, an increase of 13% compared to 110 in 2018 according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Last December six Closure Orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation.

TLast December six Closure Orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation.

Between 1st January and 31st December 2019, food inspectors served 107 Closure Orders, four Improvement Orders and 13 Prohibition Orders on food businesses throughout the country. The types of recurring food safety issues that led to Enforcement Orders were: evidence of rodent infestation and rodent droppings; filthy conditions; failure to maintain correct temperatures of foodstuffs; a lack of knowledge of food safety by staff; unsuitable food storage facilities; a lack of or improper water facilities for cleaning and lack of equipment and work space to allow for the safe preparation of allergen-free food.

Last December six 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.

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