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BURGER & LOBSTER DOWNGRADED TO “C” HYGIENE GRADE AFTER 132 PEOPLE GOT FOOD POISONING

Downgrading of food shop, Burger & Lobster Singapore Ltd at – Jewel Changi Airport (78 Airport Blvd, #05-203, Singapore 819666), due to food poisoning incident

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132 persons were reported to have gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared at Burger & Lobster Singapore Pte Ltd (Jewel Changi Airport outlet) between 7 and 15 May 2022. Five of them were hospitalised. 

A joint investigation by the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) was conducted following the incident. Several hygiene lapses were identified during the inspection of the food shop on 16 May 2022 and SFA will be taking enforcement actions against the licensee for these lapses.

SFA has adjusted the food shop’s food hygiene grade from “A” to “C” with effect from 2 December 2022, to be reviewed in 12 months. The premises will also be kept under surveillance.

Food operators are reminded to adhere to good food hygiene and safety processes. Good hygiene practices such as the washing of hands before handling food can greatly reduce the incidence of gastroenteritis when adopted by all key stakeholders, including the industry and public.

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The information provided on this website should not be used as basis for any legal proceedings. Neither SFA nor any of its employees involved in the supply of the above information shall be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any member of the public by reason of any error or omission of whatever nature appearing therein or however caused.

Source: Singapore Food Agency

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