The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the licence of a food processing establishment – Dawood Flour Mill & Provision Pte Ltd with effect from 30 Jan 2020 until further notice.
2 On 29 Jan 2020, during an inspection of the said premises, cockroaches and signs of rodent infestations were detected in the food processing area. In addition, several lapses relating to poor housekeeping of the premises were observed.
3 In the interest of public health, SFA suspended the licence of Dawood Flour Mill & Provision Pte Ltd and the licensee was instructed to rectify the lapses and take necessary measures to improve the cleanliness of its premises.
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 $10,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both.
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.