Juicing firm among 11 businesses hit with closure orders in Ireland last month

A juicing company which supplies fruit and vegetable juices to health-conscious consumers was temporarily closed last month because of food safety concerns.

Pure Green JuicesPure Green Juices, in Dublin 15, was served with a closure order at its processing plant in Millennium Business Park, in Dublin 15, on November 7, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) revealed.

The order was lifted on November 10, allowing normal operations to resume.

Pure Green Juices supplies raw fruit and vegetable drinks to customers who want to “detox” their bodies of impurities.

Its manager, Jimmy Burns, said the order had been imposed because the company was expanding and knocking down a wall.

A food safety compliance officer had arrived when the construction work was beginning and imposed the closure order to prevent any possible contamination of the juices.

In total, 11 businesses received closure orders in November, which are imposed when there is deemed likely to be “a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises.”

FSAI chief executive Professor Alan Reilly warned businesses to be vigilant about safety, especially in the busy Christmas period when they are supplying increased volumes of food.