SFA inspects food stall at Bugis hawker centre after customer finds centipede in bowl of noodles

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) inspected a food stall at Waterloo Street Food Centre after a Stomper found a centipede in a bowl of noodles he was having for lunch at about 2.30pm on Thursday (Aug 29).

Stomper Tan shared photos of the meal that was purchased from Jia Le Spinach Soup stall. 

He told Stomp: "I was eating halfway and noticed this. It's terrible, feel 'yucks'. Imagine what if I happened to have eaten all, feel like I almost want to vomit. 

"If it's a fly, I can understand but this is a crawling centipede. I'm concerned about the hygiene, just hope people can be aware."

In response to a Stomp query, SFA said: "SFA inspected the food stall and found no hygiene lapses at the point of inspection.

"As such, this could be an isolated incident. Nevertheless, we have advised the operator to ensure proper food preparation practices and that there is no contamination of foreign matter or insects in the food sold.

"Food safety is a joint responsibility. Food operators are required to adhere to good food hygiene and preparation practices.

"SFA conducts regular inspections of food retail establishments to ensure compliance with hygiene standards, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action if necessary."