25 food outlets ordered to close two weeks until June 17

SEREMBAN, June 26 (Bernama) -- From January until June 17 this year, the Negeri Sembilan Health Department has ordered 25 food outlets in the state, found to be dirty, to close for two weeks under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983.

State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Action Committee chairman S. Veerapan said 250 compounds coming up to RM67,250 were also issued after inspecting 3,762 outlets out of the 9,346 food premises in the state during that period.

"Inspection and enforcement actions were also carried out at 24-hour food premises following the issue of dirty 24-hour outlets that have received attention from various parties," he told reporters after launching the state level Young Doctors' Club's 'Health in Learning Institution' (HePiLI) Convention 2018, here today.

He said the notice was issued in accordance with the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 for the offences of not registering food premises under the Ministry of Health, food operators with no food handler training certificate, food operators with no anti-typhoid vaccine and food handlers who do not maintain personal hygiene.

"The state Health Department is always conducting food safety campaigns and checks to ensure food sold to the public is safe, while food handlers should strictly adhere to food safety and hygienic aspects while preparing food," he said.

-- BERNAMA





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