The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the licences of two related food processing establishments - Best Cafe Group Pte Ltd and Best Cafe Caterers Pte Ltd with effect from 07 April 2020 until further notice.
2 On 02 April 2020, during an inspection of the said premises, cockroach infestation was observed in their processing areas. In addition, several lapses relating to poor maintenance of the premises and food hygiene practices were observed.
3 In the interest of public health, SFA instructed the licensees to rectify the lapses and take necessary measures to improve the cleanliness of their 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 $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.