Downgrading of food shop licensed to Smorgasbord International Pte Ltd (Licence No. SW11502X000), located at 24 College Ave East, #01-01, University Town – NUS, Singapore 138596 due to food poisoning Incident.
16 persons were reported to have gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared by Smorgasbord International Pte Ltd on 6 March 2023. None of them were hospitalised.
A joint investigation by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) was conducted following the incident. Several hygiene lapses were identified during the inspection of the food shop on 9 March 2023 and SFA has taken enforcement actions against the licensee for these lapses.
SFA has adjusted the food shop's food hygiene grade from A to C with effect from 10 November 2023, to be reviewed in 12 months. The premises will also be kept under surveillance.
Food operators are reminded to adhere to good food hygiene and safety processes. Good hygiene practices such as the washing of hands before handling food can greatly reduce the incidence of gastroenteritis when adopted by all key stakeholders, including the industry and public.
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