F&B staff must not handle any cooked food with bare hands, says SFA about Mos Burger video

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has responded to an incident in which a Mos Burger employee was seen preparing food for a customer without any gloves on.

Stomper Kelvin had earlier shared a video of the incident that occurred at the fast food restaurant's Tai Seng outlet on January 26, at around 3pm.

The employee who prepared Kelvin's food with bare hands has since been given a stern warning and sent for a Food Hygiene and Safety Refresher Training, Mos Burger told Stomp.

In response to a Stomp query, the SFA said: "Under the Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations, every person who is engaged in the sale or preparation for sale of food shall not during such sale or preparation handle any cooked food with his bare hands.

"SFA conducts regular inspections of SFA-licensed food establishments to ensure compliance with our regulations, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action if necessary.

"Food safety is a joint responsibility. While SFA puts in place and enforces the regulatory measures, food operators must play their part by adhering to good food hygiene and preparation practices.

"Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator should report to SFA via the online feedback form. As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details.

"SFA will not hesitate to take enforcement action against errant food handlers if we have obtained sufficient evidence."