SFA inspects Elahe Family Restaurant after staff seen not wearing masks properly

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has conducted inspections at Elahe Family Restaurant at 103 Yishun Ring Road following feedback that their employees did not wear their masks properly.

A Stomper was ordering food from the stall on Nov 8 when he noticed that several employees had their masks below their noses and mouths.

"I don't patronise this stall often, but this is the first time I've seen almost all their employees not wearing their masks properly," the Stomper said.

"I didn't remind them to put their masks on because it was really crowded and I was just waiting for my food.

"I have reported this to authorities via the OneService app as this is really inconceivable."

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

SFA added that 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.

"We urge all F&B operators to comply with the requirement, as 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," the SFA spokesman said.

"SFA inspected the food establishment and found that Safe Management Measures, including the proper wearing of masks, were observed.

"Nonetheless, we have reminded the operator to ensure that their workers are wearing their masks properly at all times.

"Members of the public who come across any potentially errant food operator should report to authorities via the OneService app or via our online feedback form (www.sfa.gov.sg/feedback).

"As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details as well as work with other agencies to review the feedback.

"SFA will not hesitate to take enforcement action against errant food handlers if sufficient evidence has been obtained."