Failure to implement adequate procedures to control pests, and the apparent presence of a pool of blood under a shelf, are some of the reasons a Cork restaurant was shut down in December.
Indian Aagrah/Bombay Brasserie, at 89 Sunday’s Well Road, Cork, was ordered to close on December 4.
The Indian restaurant was the only premises in the county to close that month.
The closure was due to the presence of suspected rodent droppings in the dry food store and wash-up room and to the lack of pest-proofing of the premises.
The HSE report stated that the possibility of a rodent infestation posed a grave and immediate danger to public health.
There was also what appeared to be a pool of blood under a shelf in the dry goods store and there was a foul smell emanating from it.
Failure to maintain the premises in a clean condition was another reason for the closure.
The closure order was issued by the HSE under the FSAI Act 1998, and was subsequently lifted on December 7.
Five other restaurants across the country were also issued with closure orders in December: three in Dublin, one in Kilkenny, and one in Louth.