Big rise in food safety enforcement orders

Tuesday 07 January 2014 21.41
Of the 143 orders, 119 related to closures
Of the 143 orders, 119 related to closures

There was an increase of one third in food safety enforcement orders last year.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it served 143 orders in 2013, compared to 109 in 2012.

It is the highest annual number of enforcements issued.

Of the orders issued, 119 were closure orders.

A spokesperson for the FSAI said there was no particular reason for the increase.