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Four food outlets ordered shut

Published on: Friday, March 21, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Four food outlets were ordered closed during a two-day "Ops Premis Bersih" conducted by the City Health Office at several locations here, beginning Tuesday.

Kota Kinabalu Health Office Environmental Health Officer (Chief Enforcement Officer), James Philip Suladi, said the operation was aimed at ensure all food premises abide by the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009.

"It is also aimed at closing food premises which have rodent and cockroach infestations and providing education on food hygiene, especially on food preparation, good housekeeping, food handlers' attire and behaviour while preparing, handling and cooking food," he said.

Among the locations inspected were Alamesra, Kingfisher, Anjung Selera, Grace Point Sembulan, Perdana Park, UMS and Karamunsing Capital involving a total of 12 teams comprising 20 enforcement officers.

A total of 118 food premises were inspected and seven compounds issued under the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009.

"The Food Hygiene Regulation 2009 is fully enforced this year and those who fail to abide by it can be compounded," he said.