A Ballina coffee shop was one of four food businesses served with closure orders last month, for breaches of food safety legislation.

Costa Coffee on Pearse Street in Ballina was served with a closure order on the 10th February, and the order was lifted two days later.

The reason given was rodent activity at a number of locations within the restaurant, including the large store room, walk in cold room and in the corner of the boiler room.

Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, says there are no excuses for food business owners failing to comply with all relevant food safety and hygiene standards, as it's a legal responsibility.

The other food businesses served with closure orders last month are in Dublin, Cork and Waterford.



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