Food company fined $4,200, bean curd recalled after widespread cockroach infestation

Hensin Food was fined $4,200 by the court on Friday (Sept 30) for failure to keep its premises properly maintained and clean.

Officers from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) inspected the premises of the company on Jan 19 and found widespread cockroach infestation. The premises was also found to be poorly maintained.

In the interest of public health, Hensin Food was suspended on Jan 20 and directed to recall its bean curd “tau kwa”.

It was allowed to resume operations on Feb 9 as it had rectified the lapses that were identified leading to its suspension.

SFA will take enforcement action against food operators who do not adhere to regulations or comply with food hygiene and food safety requirements.

On conviction, offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both.

SFA said: "Members of the public who come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments are advised not to patronise them and provide feedback via our online feedback form ( with details for our follow-up investigations."