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Enforcement orders and prosecutions issued on premises.

Type of Order:
Remains listed in enforcement reports for:
Closure Orders

3 months from the date the order was lifted 


Improvement Orders 

3 months from the date the order was lifted


Prohibition Orders 

1 month from the date the order was lifted



3 months from the date of hearing


These reports are issued under the FSAI Act, European Union (Official Controls in relation to Food Legislation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 79 of 2020) and prosecutions under food legislation.

See here the total number of Enforcement Orders issued to date, classified by year.

Enforcement Powers

How is food safety enforced?

The FSAI enforces food safety legislation in Ireland through service contracts with official agencies.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act, 1998 contains enforcement provisions which are in addition to the powers to prosecute and other provisions on specific pieces of food legislation. The provisions in the FSAI Act, 1998 provide a means of reacting to and dealing with situations posing a risk to public health.

Enforcement is carried out by authorised officers appointed by the FSAI or its official agents under Section 49 of the Act. The powers granted to these officers are detailed in Sections 50 and 51 of the Act.