The FSAI says there are still a "number of food businesses lagging behind" food safety standards
Seven enforcement orders were served on food businesses last month, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
The orders impacted businesses in Donegal, Cork, Sligo and Dublin.
Five closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:
A closure order was served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on Mace supermarket, Main Street, Carrigtohill, Cork. The closed area was the delicatessen food preparation area and delicatessen walk-in cold storage and walk-in freezer activities.
A prohibition order, meanwhile, was served under the FSAI Act, 1988 on the Dragon Buffet restaurant on 58/59 Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive of the FSAI, said: “The vast majority of food businesses in Ireland must be commended for adhering to the highest of food safety standards, but there continues to be a number of food businesses lagging behind.
"These food businesses served with the Enforcement Orders reflect badly on the entire food industry and can discourage consumer confidence."