Hensin Meals was fined $4,200 by the court docket on Friday (Sept 30) for failure to maintain its premises correctly maintained and clear.
Officers from the Singapore Meals Company (SFA) inspected the premises of the corporate on Jan 19 and located widespread cockroach infestation. The premises was additionally discovered to be poorly maintained.
Within the curiosity of public well being, Hensin Meals was suspended on Jan 20 and directed to recall its bean curd “tau kwa”.
It was allowed to renew operations on Feb 9 because it had rectified the lapses that had been recognized resulting in its suspension.
SFA will take enforcement motion in opposition to meals operators who don’t adhere to laws or adjust to meals hygiene and meals security necessities.
On conviction, offenders are liable to a nice not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a time period not exceeding 12 months, or each.
SFA stated: “Members of the general public who come throughout poor hygiene practices in meals institutions are suggested to not patronise them and supply suggestions by way of our on-line suggestions type (www.sfa.gov.sg/feedback) with particulars for our follow-up investigations.”