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MR PRATA AT BEDOK RESERVOIR WAS SUSPENDED FOR ‘UNCLEAN FOOD’

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be suspending the licence of Mr. Prata, the Food Shop at 742 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3105 Singapore 470742, under the Points Demerit System.

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The period of suspension is two weeks from 07/12/2022 to 20/12/2022 (both dates inclusive).

The licensee has accumulated 12 demerit points within a 12-month period and was fined a total of $800 for the following offences:

No.OffenceDemerit points
(1)Preparation of food in places where toxic matter is placed or deposited or permitted to be placed or deposited whereby such food is likely to be contaminated.6
(2)Sale of food which is not clean or which contains any matter foreign to the nature of such food6

Based on track records, a licensee who accumulates 12 or more demerit points within a 12-month period may have his licence suspended for a period of either two or four weeks, or cancelled. 

All food handlers working in the suspended premises would also be required to re-attend and pass the Food Safety Course Level 1, before they can resume work as food handlers.

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The licensee is also required to ensure that all food hygiene officers working in the suspended premises, if any, re-attend and pass the Food Safety Course Level 3.

SFA takes a serious view of these offences and would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times, and to engage only registered food handlers. SFA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.

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