Closure orders were issued to five Irish food businesses last month.
Eateries in Cork, Louth, Laois and Waterford were served closure orders in January and the reasons for the various closures are expected to be released in the coming days.
Each of the five food businesses was served a closure order by the Health Service Executive under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998.
The Exchange Bar in Waterford was served a closure order on January 3. The order was lifted on January 7.
Cork's The African Shop/Costello Stores received a closure order on January 15 while on that same day, Mr. Kebab on the Lower Glanmire Road was served a closure order. Neither order has been lifted according to the FSAI website.
T/A Londis in Bellurgan, Dundalk was issued a closure order on January 22. That order was lifted on January 27.
Oriental City and Noodle House in Laois was served a closure order on January 30 and that order has yet to be lifted.
The number of closure orders issued to Irish food businesses is down from six in December, while no fewer than 107 closure orders were issued in total last year.