Depot Lane company fined $2,000 for storing meat and fish products without valid licence

Loo Mee Tai of M/s Siong Onn, which is located at 23 Depot Lane, was fined $2,000 by the court on Wednesday (Dec 4) for storing meat and fish products without a valid licence.

Two charges for the importation of food products without a permit were also taken into consideration. 

In September 2019, officers from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) found that M/s Siong Onn had been operating a cold store without a valid licence.

About 1,500 kg of illegally stored frozen meat and fish products were found in the cold store.

All of the products were seized.

Illegal storage of meat/fish at unlicensed facilities pose food safety risks.

In Singapore, all meat and/or fish storage facilities must be licensed.

These facilities are required to meet SFA’s requirements and food safety standards, and licensed premises are routinely inspected by the SFA.

Offenders, who illegally store meat and/or fish products, will face a fine of up to $10,000 and/or a jail term of up to one year if they're convicted.