BY: LIZAWATI MADFA
SHAH ALAM, JAN 27: At least 8 food premises were temporarily shut-down in the Food Premises Inspection Integrated Operation by Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) at the Commercial Centre at Section 7 on January 26.
Head of Corporate and Public Relations Shahrin Ahmad said the action was taken due to offences committed under the 1988 Infectious Disease Control Act and 2007 MBSA Food Establishment By-law.
He said MBSA had also issued 7 notices and 11 fines to the food premises for offences such as no anti-Typhoid (TY2) injection and throwing food waste in drains.
“MBSA is always carrying out enforcement actions and issuing notices and fines to premises that fail to comply with our rules and regulations.
“We will not compromise on cleanliness and we will not hesitate to close the premise in the event that cockroaches or rats are found, and also in the event that cleanliness rating falls below 50%,” he said.
Shahrin said MBSA conducts its operations periodically to ensure food premise hygiene and food handling are at their highest levels.
“Unhygienic food preparation can cause food-borne diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera and food poisoning.
“Every food premise is reminded to maintain its hygiene and practice proper food handling as well as ensuring employees receive the TY2 injection and attend food handling courses,” he said.
The operation was led by Environmental Health Officer Norhisham Muhammad and joint by Shah Alam Mayor Dato’ Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad.
Notices and fines were issued in accordance with the 2007 MBSA Food Establishment By-law, 2007 MBSA Food Handling By-law; 2007 MBSA Commercial Trade and Licensing By-law; 1974 Road, Drain and Building Act, and the 1976 Local Government Act.
MBSA Integrated Ops: 8 food premises temporarily shut-down
BY: LIZAWATI MADFA