The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) are investigating an incident of gastroenteritis affecting 29 people who were reported to have gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared by M/S Singapore Fast Food Ptd Ltd (Taj Catering). In view of the multiple hygiene lapses detected during a MOH-SFA joint investigation, SFA has suspended the licence of M/S Singapore Fast Food Pte Ltd (Taj Catering) (Licence number: E01032E000) at 171 Kampong Ampat, #04-17, Singapore 368330.
2 The suspension is with effect from 7 November 2019 until further notice.
3 All food handlers working in the suspended premises are required to re-attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course, before they can resume work as food handlers. The appointed Food Hygiene Officer(s) working at the suspended premises are also required to re-attend and pass the Food Hygiene Officer course before he/she can resume work as a Food Hygiene Officer. The suspended premises are also required to clean and sanitize the premises, including equipment and utensils.
4 Food safety is a joint responsibility. SFA would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times. SFA 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 Contact Centre at 6805 2871 with details for our follow-up investigations.