Six closure orders placed on food businesses last month
Six closure orders, and one prohibition order, were served on food businesses during the month of June.
In total the Food Safety Authority served seven enforcement orders on food businesses in Ireland last month.
Three of the enforcement orders were served on businesses in Cork.
The others relate to two premises in Dublin and one each in Sligo and Donegal.
According to the FSAI website, here is what a closure order and a prohibition order mean.
It is issued if in the opinion of the authorised officer, there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at/or in the food premises.
Closures Orders can refer to the immediate closure of all or part of the food premises, or all or some of its activities.
The Orders may be lifted when the premises has improved to the satisfaction of the authorised officer.
Failure to comply with an Improvement Order may also result in the issuing of a Closure Order.
Closure orders remain on the FSAI website for a period of three months from the date the order was lifted.
It is issued if the activities (handling, processing, disposal, manufacturing, storage, distribution or selling food) involve or are likely to involve a serious risk to public health from a particular product, class, batch or item of food. The effect is to prohibit the sale of the product, either temporarily or permanently.
Prohibition orders remain on the FSAI website for a period of one month from the date the order was lifted.