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File photograph: Lisa Lake/Getty Images Six food businesses were served with closure orders in March for breaches of food safety laws. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said environmental health officers at the Health Service Executive (HSE)also served one OSHA Hoisting and rigging safety prohibition order on a food business in March. Three closure orders were served under the FSAI Act 1998 on Lebanese Tapas restaurant and cafe, 21-22 Blackrock Market, Co Dublin; Gunnings grocery, Rathconrath, Co Westmeath, and China Tower restaurant/cafe, Main Street, Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Three closure orders were also served under EU foodstuffs regulations, on Hailan Asian Cuisine Restaurant, 2 Mahers Terrace, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14; Plaza Inn takeaway, 7 Sundrive Road, Dublin 12, and Indiana restaurant/cafe, 22 Main Street, Gorey, Co Wexford. The orders against Gunnings, Lebanese Tapas and Hailan Asian Cuisine were later lifted. Separately, a prohibition order was served on Rene Cusack Ltd, a fish processing business at the Food Centre, Raheen Industrial Estate, Co Limerick. The HSE took a successful prosecution on March 1st against Cliffords Bar, Crookstown, Co Cork for breaches of EU food hygiene legislation. Donal Clifford of the pub was fined 1,200. FSAI chief executive Dr Pamela Byrne said the legal responsibility for producing food that was safe to eat rested with food businesses. Enforcement orders and most especially closure orders and prohibition orders are served on food businesses only when a serious risk to consumer health has been identified or where there are a number of ongoing serious breaches of food legislation, she said.

Blood on the ice: hunters in Canada drag dead seals back to their ship. After several days at sea, the Havsel approaches the ice where the seals, having pupped, are lying. The ship stays downwind so as not to spook the animals. Gunmen, using .230 and .270 calibre rifles, shoot the seals in the head at a distance of up to 150ft, a feat when boat, ice and seal are all moving. There was this beautiful light and seals all over the place, hundreds lying on the ice The crew are then dispatched on to the ice where they jump between the floes until they reach the seals. Using their hakapiks, they hit them once with the notch on the blunt side to ensure they are dead, and then they spike them with the other, dragging them back to the boat. You cant send everybody down there, says Kvernmo. Youve got to have young people in mint condition to do that. This part of the process is gruesome enough. In Ottersen and Mortensens film, the camera lingers on blood frozen to icicles on the ships gunwales. But then it really gets dark.

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