NEA SUSPENDS LICENSE OF POPULAR BISHAN COFFEESHOP OVER RAT INFESTATION

The National Environment Agency (NEA) will be suspending the licence of eating house, Kim San Leng at Blk 511 Bishan Street 13 #01-522, Singapore 570511 under the Points Demerit System for main operators. The eating house, together with all of its food stalls, will be required to cease operations for one day on 20/01/2017 (Friday).

The main operator has accumulated 16 demerit points over the last 12 months and fined a total of $1100 for the following offences:

1) Failed to deposit refuse in refuse bin lined with plastic bag – 4 demerit points

2) Failed to keep licensed premises free of rat infestation – 6 demerit points

3) Failed to keep licensed premises free of rat infestation – 6 demerit points

Depending on their past records, main operators of coffeeshops, food courts and canteens who accumulates 12 or more demerit points during a 12-month period may have their licences suspended for a period of either one, two or three days. All food stalls operating within the premises will also have to cease operations for the same period of time.

NEA takes a serious view of these offences and would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times, and to engage only registered food handlers. NEA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.

In the interest of maintaining a high standard of food hygiene at all eating establishments, we would also like to advise members of the public who come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments not to patronise such outlets but to call our 24-hour NEA Contact Centre at 1800 – CALL NEA (1800 – 2255632) with details for our follow-up investigations.

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