Enforcement Orders up 12% in 2011

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland served up 82 Enforcement Orders for breaches in food safety legislation last year compared with 73 in 2010, an increase of 12 per cent, according to its annual review.

Enforcement officers served 66 Closure Orders, six Improvement Orders and 10 Prohibition Orders on food businesses throughout the country which compares to 57 Closure Orders, four Improvement Orders and 12 Prohibition Orders issued in 2010.

2011 also saw two instances where a breach of Closure Orders led to High Court action being taken by the FSAI.

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