The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the licence of a food processing establishment – O Bread 2 Pte Ltd with effect from 19 January 2020 until further notice.
2 On 16 Jan 2020, during an inspection of the premises, extensive cockroach infestation was detected in the premises such as at the mixing room, washing area and walk-in chiller. In addition, several lapses relating to poor housekeeping of the premises were observed.
3 In the interest of public health, O Bread 2 Pte Ltd was instructed to discard the implicated food products immediately and rectify the lapses.
4 Food safety is a joint responsibility as food can be contaminated anywhere along the food chain. While SFA continues to be vigilant and works to ensure that regulatory measures are in place and properly enforced, the industry and consumers must also play their part.
5 All food operators should ensure that their premises are clean and well-maintained, and staff are adequately trained on proper food safety management. SFA will take enforcement action against food operators who do not adhere to regulations or comply with food hygiene and food safety requirements. Offenders are liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $100 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.
6 Members of the public who come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments are advised not to patronise them and provide feedback via our online feedback form (www.sfa.gov.sg/feedback) or call our Contact Centre at 6805 2871 with details for our follow-up investigations.