SFA investigating after rats spotted at Mustafa Cafe

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The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is investigating an incident in which rats were spotted at Mustafa Cafe.

A Stomper said he saw two rats at the eatery, located on the ground floor of Mustafa Centre, on Saturday night (May 1), at around 11.45pm.

He shared a video with Stomp and said: "Rats were running about."

In response to a Stomp query, SFA said it is investigating.

It added: "Under the Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations, operators of SFA-licensed premises are to ensure that the premises is free of infestation by rodents, cockroaches or other vermin.

"SFA conducts regular inspections of SFA-licensed food establishments to ensure compliance with our regulations, and will not hesitate to take enforcement action if necessary.

"Food safety is a joint responsibility. While SFA puts in place and enforces the regulatory measures, food operators must play their part by adhering to good food hygiene and preparation practices.

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

"As part of the enquiry and gathering of evidence, SFA may engage the feedback provider for more details. SFA will not hesitate to take enforcement action against errant food handlers if we have obtained sufficient evidence."