Proofer Bakery fined $3,000 after dead mice found in 2021, Changi mall outlet suspended in July 2023

Proofer Bakery was fined $3,000 on Dec 6 for food safety lapses at its food processing premises after dead mice were found on Oct 26, 2021.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) suspended the company's food business operations from that date to Jan 25, 2022.

Unrelated to the fine, in July 2023, Proofer Bakery and Pizzeria’s outlet at Changi City Point was suspended for two weeks after an infestation of cockroaches was found during two inspections.

It was the company's second suspension in less than two years.

In October 2021, SFA officers inspected the food processing establishment’s premises at 171 Kampong Ampat in the MacPherson area and found evidence of a large pest infestation, with cockroaches and dead rodents at the premises and in both its delivery trucks.

In addition, several lapses relating to poor maintenance of the premises and equipment were observed.

As a precautionary measure, SFA directed the company to recall the various food products at Proofer Bakery’s 16 retail outlets.

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The suspension was lifted on Jan 26, 2022, after the food processing establishment had rectified the lapses and taken necessary measures to improve the food safety practices and the cleanliness of its premises.

Then came the two-week suspension of Proofer Bakery and Pizzeria’s outlet at Changi City Point in July 2023.

The company had accumulated 12 demerit points within a year and was fined $800 for two offences of failing to keep its licensed premises free of infestation.

SFA said it will take enforcement action against food operators who do not adhere to regulations. Offenders can be fined up to $5,000, and a further fine up to $100 for each day the offence continues after conviction.