'Loads of cockroaches' seen at Bras Basah Complex stall, SFA looking into case

Submitted by Stomper Ignatius

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is looking into a case in which numerous cockroaches were seen at a food stall at Bras Basah Complex.

Stomper Ignatius spotted the pests at the roasted meat stall at Bras Basah Food Court on Feb 26, at around 7.15pm.

A video that he took shows several cockroaches crawling around the cash register area.

Ignatius recounted: "I was ordering my bento set and saw loads of roaches by the cash register of the next stall. I have sent pictures to SFA."

In response to a Stomp query, SFA said it is looking into the matter and added: "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.

"Food operators should also ensure their premises are clean and well-maintained.

"Members of the public who have concerns about food safety practices by food operators should report to SFA via the online feedback form.

"SFA takes a serious view towards food safety and will investigate all feedback alleging poor food safety practices.

"As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details and will not hesitate to take enforcement action if sufficient evidence has been obtained."