A KFC restaurant in Dublin was closed last month after inspectors found dead rodents and rodent droppings on the premises.
The Westmoreland Street restaurant was served with a closure order on May 29th under EU food safety regulations.
HSE inspectors noted that dead rodents were found in the basement and in the suspended ceiling of the ground floor.
Meanwhile, ‘a large number’ of rodent droppings were found throughout the premises – including in the kitchen, the basement, the attic and the suspended ceiling above the office.
They also warned that the restaurant did not have adequate procedures in place to control pests – and had failed to address proofing issues that had been noted on a previous inspection.
Inspectors also warned that there were holes in the roof and in the internal walls and ceilings – which could allow pests to gain access.
Four other Dublin businesses were served with closure orders last month.
Maneki on Dawson Street was closed under EU regulations over a failure to clean or disinfect food surfaces, with food thawing at unsafe temperatures and a food handler failing to maintain a high degree of cleanliness.
Long Thanh on North Strand Road was closed under the FSAI Act after inspectors found the premises to be in an “extremely dirty condition”.
Meanwhile Seascapes Restaurant in St Ita’s Hospital after rodent droppings were discovered alongside a rodent caught in a trap beneath the servery counter.
New Century In Glasnevin was closed under the FSAI Act as there was no evidence of a food safety management system in place.
Kebabish on Main Street in Limerick and a section of O’Riordan’s Bar in Coachford Cork were also closed last month.