FSAI says it was 'unfortunate' to see such a high number of orders in May
Eight enforcement orders were served on food businesses last month, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
A Sligo takeaway, a caterer in Dublin, and a supermarket in Dublin were among the businesses affected.
Five closure orders were served under the 1998 FSAI Act:
Two further closure orders served under EC regulations:
Meanwhile, a prohibition order was served on the Kokoro Sushi takeaway at Unit N, Liffey Trust Centre, 117-126 Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1.
FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said it was 'unfortunate' to see such a high number of enforcement orders in May.
She observed: "Food safety legislation sets standards which food businesses must adhere to and there can be no shortcuts when it comes to ensuring the protection of consumer health.
"It is of paramount importance that all food businesses must operate stringent food safety practices in order to ensure the food they are producing and selling to their customers is safe to eat."