Worms in Seng Kee mee sua: SFA to take enforcement action over unregistered food handler

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be taking enforcement action against Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup after an unregistered food handler was discovered at the eatery following an inspection.

This comes after a viral Stomp report about how worms were found in bowls of mee sua on Aug 16.

Stomper Wang, who visited the Changi Road stall for dinner with four friends, alleged that there were "50 to 100 worms of different sizes" in each bowl of mee sua.

Eatery boss Li Tianfu, 49, told Shin Min Daily News about the steps he took after being alerted to the incident, such as rushing out to buy replacement mee sua.

In response to a Stomp query, the SFA confirmed that it received feedback about worms allegedly being found in mee sua soup at 467 Changi Road, Singapore 419887.

The SFA said in a statement on Monday (Sep 2): "We have inspected the shop and found that one of the food handlers was not registered.

"SFA will take enforcement action against the operator for this lapse.

"We have also reminded 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."

Members of the public who come across any errant food operators are advised to make a report with the SFA via its online feedback form.