By Diana Abd Wahab
SHAH ALAM, Feb 27 — Four of the 20 food premises surveyed by the Klang Municipal Council’s (MPK) Health Department have been ordered to cease operating for two weeks, after the operations on February 21 and February 22.
The council’s corporate communications director Norfiza Mahfiz said during the operations around Bukit Tinggi and Klang Utara, the eatery operators were subjected to action for their offences, under By-law (UUK) 62 (1)b of the MPK Food Establishment 2007.
Its Director of Corporate Communications Norfiza Mahfiz said through operations around Bukit Tinggi and North Klang, the operator was subject to action for committing an offense under By-law (UUK) 62 (1)b Food Establishment MPK 2007.
“A total of 15 compounds were issued for various offences, including dirty toilets, fridges, and kitchens, and a lack of oil traps.
“The premises were also compounded as the workers were not vaccinated against typhoid fever, as well as lacking a valid license, and disposing of food waste into the drain,” she said in a statement today.
Norfiza added MPK’s operations are aimed at ensuring food premises are clean and safe for the public to visit, as well as preventing instances of food poisoning.
She said operators are ordered to close for two weeks under the Food Act 1983, if it is revealed there is an infestation of rats and cockroaches, and where operators do not practice personal hygiene.
“Members of the public ought to be of the level of cleanliness of the premises they visit. The council’s operations is indicative of how cleanliness issues are always at the forefront of MPK’s attention.
“We will not compromise in matters related to cleanliness, as lives are at stake, and entrepreneurs must be aware of the cleanliness of their premises,” Norfiza said.