Company fined for processing fish on unlicensed premises, director fined for not preventing it

Update on May 4:

The Orange Lantern Gourmet Kitchen was fined $4,000 on May 3 for permitting its premises to be used as an unlicensed fish processing establishment.

SFA found that on Oct 4, 2022, the caterer’s premises at 1006 Aljunied Avenue 4 was used by Fish Vision Agro-Tech to process fish. But the space had been licensed for food catering, not food processing.

Its director, Sim Lai Heng, was also fined $4,000 for failing to prevent the offence from being committed.

Original article:

Fish Vision Agro-Tech was fined $4,000 by the court on Wednesday (April 26) for illegally operating an unlicensed fish processing establishment at Aljunied Avenue 4.

On Oct 4, 2022, Singapore Food Agency (SFA) officers observed fish processing activities such as the descaling, degutting and washing of raw whole fish at the premises.

Investigations revealed that the premises was not licensed to conduct food processing.

Its director, Chew Kim Hwee, was also fined $4,000 for failing to prevent the offence from being committed.

Illegal processing of seafood at unlicensed facilities pose a food safety risk.

In Singapore, all food processing for meat and seafood products must be licensed and are required to meet SFA’s requirements and food safety standards. These licensed premises are also routinely inspected by SFA to ensure compliance.

Offenders who process meat and/or fish products illegally shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.