Nine food businesses have been served with closure orders in Limerick since January 2015 due to a litany of hygiene problems, the Limerick Voice has learned.
Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the reasons why the premises were ordered to clean up their acts.
Evidence of rodent droppings in food preparation, storage and first floor seating areas were among the reasons Star Pizza on Limerick’s Denmark Street was served with a closure order on April 29 , 2015. This order was lifted five months later.
Meanwhile, a defective internal drainage system and rodent activity greeted one health inspector at Chilli Kebabish on Ellen Street. The Health Service Executive (HSE) issued a closure order on May 14 , 2015.
A lack of pest proofing and a damaged ceiling led to Rockin Joe’s on O’Connell Street, being served with a closure order on July 21, 2015. The closure order was lifted the following day.
A dead rat and exposed blocks of wax rodent bait were among the reasons why Roma Takeaway on the North Road was issued with a closure order on September 30. This order was lifted a week later after the problems had been addressed.
Evidence of food debris, grimy kitchen floors and insects in the storeroom and preparation areas were among the reasons Tasty Bites on Hyde Road, Limerick was ordered to close on December 18 , 2015. The closure order was lifted five days later.
Kashmir Kebab on Davis Street was issued with a closure order on May 25 last due to being in a “very unclean and dirty condition”. This order was lifted on June 8 last.
Stained, uncovered bins, loose electric cables and a lack of labelling and zoning were among the reasons Fitto Café on Catherine Street was ordered to close on September 9 . Following corrective action, the closure order was lifted six days later.
Cobwebs, an accumulation of flies, stained walls and a lack of sanitiser available for cleaning purposes led to CoCo Asian and Chinese Takeaway on Main Street, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick being issued a closure order on October 4 last. This closure order was lifted on October 10 when all the problems had been sorted out.
Adana Char Grill on Cornmarket Row, Limerick city was issued a closure order on January 27 as the floor and some kitchen equipment were deemed unhygienic. The closure order was lifted a week later.