The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has ordered a restaurant to close after mice faeces were found in a room used to store burger buns.
Four closure orders were served in September on businesses in Dublin, Cork, and Tipperary.
Other reasons for closure orders include flies found in the premises, a poor standard of personal hygiene by a food handler, a dead insect found on food in a freezer, and food being prepared in an area where timber was being chopped with an axe.
🍲 It’s FSAI closure order time again 🚨
Four closed across Dublin, Cork and Tipperary.
🪓 One found to be prepping food where timber was being chopped with an axe.
🕷 One had dead insects in a freezer.
🐁 Mouse droppings found where one stored burger buns.
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) October 8, 2021
“It is a continuous disappointment that each month food inspectors find serious non-compliances in food businesses that can put consumers’ health at risk," said Chief Executive of the FSAI Pamela Byrne.
"Businesses failed to comply with food safety, hygiene, and proper food storage and handling standards that are in place to protect consumers’ health.
"Food businesses also need to ensure that their premises have the right food safety management procedures in place to ensure pest control and best hygiene practice at all times."