Owner of meat-processing establishment in Woodlands fined $18,000 for repeated hygiene lapses

Pai Choi Siang, the owner of Kim Soon Seng Trading, a meat-processing establishment, was fined $18,000 today for multiple hygiene-related offences.

During inspections of their premises in Woodlands Loop on March 31 last year, Singapore Food Agency (SFA) officers detected several repeated hygiene lapses.

These include the failure to keep the wall of the premises and the floor of the freezer in a clean and hygienic condition at all times, and the failure to use effective means to exclude vermin from entry and harbouring in the premises.

In the interest of public health, SFA directed the licensee to rectify the lapses and take necessary measures to improve the food safety practices and the cleanliness of its premises.

All food establishments should ensure that their premises are clean and well-maintained, as well as adhere to proper food hygiene and food safety requirements.

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

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

If you come across poor hygiene practices in food establishments, you are advised not to patronise them, and instead provide feedback via the SFA online feedback form ;with details for follow-up investigations.