Suspension of Licence of Sichuan Chef, the food shop at 20 Tampines Central 1, #01-04, Tampines MRT Station, Singapore 529538, under The Points Demerit System

           The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be suspending the licence of Sichuan Chef, the food shop at 20 Tampines Central 1, #01-04, Tampines MRT Station, Singapore 529538, under the Points Demerit System. The period of suspension is two weeks from 26/10/2020 to 08/11/2020.


2          The licensee has accumulated 12 demerit points over a 12-month period and fined a total of $800 for the following offences:



Demerit points


Failure to register assistant



Failure to register assistant



3          Based on track records, a licensee who accumulates 12 or more demerit points during a 12-month period may have his licence suspended for a period of either two or four weeks, or cancelled. All food handlers working in the suspended premises would also be required to attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course again, before they can resume work as food handlers.


4        SFA 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. SFA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.


5          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 and provide feedback via the online feedback form ( or to call our SFA Contact Centre at 68052871 with details for our follow-up investigations.