Fishball, dim sum factory ordered to close

06 Jan 2015 / 20:13 H.

GEORGE TOWN: A fishball and dim sum manufacturer at Paya Terubong here was issued a two-week closure notice after the Penang Health Department found the premises to be in unhygienic conditions during a spot check today.

A 15-strong team, including Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) officers, had found rat droppings and flies in the storage room where products were kept.

They also found that used cooking oil was thrown into drains while containers which the products were kept in were placed on the floor.

In addition to the order to close, MPPP also issued six summonses in relation to unhygienic conditions.

A spokesman said the operator was required to clean up the premises within the two-week window.

"They will only be allowed to resume their operations when the Health Department is satisfied with the cleanliness level," he told the media which had observed the spot check at the premises.

Similar spot checks were also conducted by the Health Department in other districts in the state and it is understood a press conference will be called soon to release the results.

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