3 of 39 hospitalised after consuming food prepared at Mum's Kitchen Catering and Cherish Delights

Three of 39 people were hospitalised after consuming food prepared at Mum’s Kitchen Catering Pte Ltd and Cherish Delights Pte Ltd.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) are investigating two incidents of gastroenteritis on Aug 31 and Sep 2.

Two of the three hospitalised have been discharged and the remaining case is in stable condition.

SFA has suspended the licences of Mum’s Kitchen Catering Pte Ltd and Cherish Delights Pte Ltd with effect from Tuesday (Sep 10) and Wednesday (Sep 11) respectively until further notice.

All food handlers working in the suspended premises are required to re-attend and pass the Basic Food Hygiene Course before they can resume work as food handlers.

The appointed Food Hygiene Officer(s) working at the suspended premises are also required to re-attend and pass the Food Hygiene Officer course before he/she can resume work as a Food Hygiene Officer.

The suspended premises are required to clean and sanitise the premises, including equipment and utensils.

SFA would like to remind food operators to observe good food and personal hygiene practices at all times.

SFA will not hesitate to take firm action against anyone found to be in violation of the Environmental Public Health Act.

SFA advises members of the public who come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments not to patronise such outlets, but to call their Contact Centre at 6805 2871 with details for follow-up investigations.