SFA conducts inspections at Ang Mo Kio food stall after staff seen without masks on properly

Submitted by Stomper Muskaway

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has conducted inspections at a food stall in Ang Mo Kio after its staff were caught on camera not wearing their masks properly.

Stomper Muskaway came across the fishball noodle stall at Big Mac Centre, located at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, on Saturday (July 18), at around 11.30pm.

He said: "One employee was not wearing a mask while another was wearing a mask halfway."

In photos and a video that Musakway took, a female staff member can be seen handling food without a face mask on while a male worker is seen with a mask under his nose while taking a customer's order.

The Stomper added: "I wonder how food handlers can show such ignorant behaviour. They are serving even more peeps in public so all the more should they mask up."

In response to a Stomp query, SFA said: "During the Covid-19 period, F&B establishments must implement Safe Management Measures and comply with the Covid-19 Temporary Measures)(Control Order) Regulations.

"This includes the mandatory requirement for every individual to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times when outside of their homes, except when eating and drinking.

"The wearing of masks is a key measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of the individual and those around him.

"SFA conducted inspections at the food establishment after receiving feedback that its workers were not wearing their masks properly.

"During our inspections, all workers at the food establishment were wearing their masks properly."

Nevertheless, SFA has reminded the food stall operator and workers to put on masks and adhere to Safe Management Measures at all times.

SFA added in its statement: "We will also continue to check the stall during our inspections of food retail establishments to ensure compliance with regulations."

Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator may report the matter to SFA via its online feedback form.

As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details.

"SFA will work with other agencies if necessary, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action against errant food handlers if we have obtained sufficient evidence," said the agency.

View more photos taken by Muskaway in the gallery.