The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has suspended the food business operations of a food processing establishment, Kim Hock Food Trading Pte Ltd, with effect from 30 April 2021 until further notice.
On 30 April 2021, during an inspection of the said premises, it was observed that there were cockroach, ant and fly infestations at multiple locations. Storage of exposed food products in the loading bay was also observed.
In the interest of public health, SFA instructed the licensee to rectify the lapses and take necessary measures to improve the cleanliness of its premises. The licensee was also fined $800 for the lapses detected.
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.
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.
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) with details for our follow-up investigations.